Item No: 5B.
Meeting Date: December 17, 2012
From: Raymond S. Sharp, Public Works Director
Subject: Resolution authorizing execution of an Interlocal agreement to provide wastewater services to the City of Mascotte
Staff recommends approval of the interlocal agreement with the City of Mascotte, Florida
Staff has been engaged in discussions with the City of Mascotte for some months about providing wastewater treatment services to Mascotte to support several potential growth areas in Mascotte. Staff prepared a cost of service analysis for treatment at the City’s Turnpike Wastewater Treatment Facility. This facility has ample capacity to serve our own future needs as well as those of Mascotte.
Mascotte will be responsible for ownership, operation and maintenance of their central sewer system. Leesburg will be responsible for ownership, operation and maintenance of a force main connecting the Mascotte collection system to our own. The line of demarcation for ownership of the force main is established by this agreement as the boundary of the ISBA between Leesburg and Mascotte on SR 33. Mascotte is responsible for causing the force main to be constructed to its connection with our system at no cost to Leesburg. The point of connection is on SR 33, just north of The Plantation at Leesburg.
The rate established for wastewater services is an intergovernmental rate specific to Mascotte. The rate is $4.71 per 1,000 gallons of water used in the Mascotte central sewer service area. This rate covers the cost of treatment operations and maintenance, depreciation, debt service, transfer to the general fund, and contribution to the fund balance.
The interlocal agreement provides for annual increases in the rate in the same fashion as the City adjusts wastewater rates. Impact fees will be charged and adjusted, as well.
The City Attorney finalized the agreement, working in concert with the Mascotte City Attorney. The City Council of the City of Mascotte approved this interlocal agreement during their regular meeting December 3, 2012. A copy of the Mascotte Council Resolution and the Interlocal Agreement are attached for reference.
1. Approve the interlocal agreement as presented; or,
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate.
Fiscal Impact: The build-out condition for the central sewer service area is estimated to produce about 125,000 gallons per day, as referenced in the agreement. At build-out, the revenues are estimated to be about $215,000 per year at current rates.
Department: Public Works
Prepared by: Ray Sharp
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RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF MASCOTTE FOR PROVISION OF WASTEWATER SERVICES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute an interlocal agreement with the City of Mascotte whose address is 100 East Myers Boulevard, Mascotte, Florida 34753 for Wastewater Services.
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the Seventeenth day of December, 2012.