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Item No:                    4.C.4.

 

Meeting Date:           April 22, 2013

 

From:                          Ken Thomas, Housing and Economic Development Director

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing execution  of an agreement with  the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity for the CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Award.

 


Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the FY 2012 CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Agreement for the Carver Heights drainage improvements and undergrounding electricity and reconnects.

 

Analysis:

The City of Leesburg held several meetings with the Citizen Advisory Task Force (CATF) and held public meetings to determine where neighborhood improvements were needed in the City.  Based on public input, staff determined the City should apply for CDBG funding to address the drainage problems at the intersection of Beecher Street and Griffin Road. 

 

In addition, staff determined that CDBG funds should be used to support the City’s Electric Department of converting electrical power lines from overhead to underground in Carver Heights Phase IV project area.  The funds shall be used to connect qualified low income homeowners’ electric service upgrades for completed phases of the underground utility conversion project and upgrade meter boxes where needed.

 

The activities proposed and CDBG funds appropriated are as follows:

 

Activity                                                                                   CDBG funds

Flood and Drainage                                                                 $245,000

Electrical Underground Reconnects                                        $410,000

Engineering                                                                             $  35,000

Administration                                                                                    $  60,000

                                                                        Total               $750,000

 

Options:

1.  Approve the FY 2012 CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Grant contract; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact: 

The City match of $125,000 has been budgeted in the current Electric Budget to continue the Carver Heights Undergrounding project. 

 

Upon approval, a budget adjustment will be forthcoming to add the grant proceeds to the current budget.

Submission Date and Time:    4/17/2013 6:31 PM____

 

Department: ______________________

Prepared by:  ______________________                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _017-0000-331-56-00 

 

Project No. __________________

 

WF No. Carver_____728714/1,2,3,4_

_______Stormwater_835867/1______

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, AND THE CITY OF LEESBURG FOR THE CDBG NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION GRANT AWARD.

 

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 agreement with Florida Department of Economic Opportunity whose address is 107 East Madison Street, MSC-400, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-6508.

 

             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 _22nd____ day of __April____ 2013.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk