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  County Administrator's Report     8. 7.    
BCC Regular Meeting Budget & Finance Consent  
Meeting Date: 08/20/2013  
Issue:    Resolution Authorizing the Lease Agreement between Escambia County and Health and Hope Clinic, Inc.
From: David Wheeler
Department: Facilities Management  
CAO Approval:

RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation Concerning the Lease of the County-Owned Property at 501 Church Street by Health and Hope Clinic, Inc. - David W. Wheeler, CFM, Facilities Management Department Director

That the Board adopt and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution authorizing the lease of real property to Health and Hope Clinic, Inc. (HHC), for the property located at 501 Church Street, Century, Florida, for the term of three years, commencing retroactively on July 1, 2013, and providing for renewal by HHC for two additional two-year terms.

Rent is to be paid to the County in the amount of $1.00 per year.
BACKGROUND:
On June 30, 2013 the Escambia County Department of Health (DOH) discontinued providing services and vacated two properties located at 501 and 511 South Church Street in Century, Florida. On July 1, 2013 the ownership of these two properties were turned over to Escambia County.

Health and Hope Clinic, Inc. (HHC) had an agreement with the DOH to operate and provide services from the building located at 501 South Church Street. HHC is a non-profit corporation that provides healthcare services to uninsured and medically underserved individuals in Escambia County. HHC has made a request to Escambia County to continue operating out of this location and would like to enter into a lease agreement.

As agreed upon in this Lease Agreement, HHC will be responsible for the routine maintenance of the building's interior, and the landscaping and grounds maintenance surrounding the exterior of this property. In addition, HHC will be responsible for all utility service charges, including electricity, water, sewer, gas, custodial services, pest control, security, telephone, internet and cable television.

BUDGETARY IMPACT:
N/A


LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS/SIGN-OFF:
The Lease Agreement was prepared in conjunction with the County Attorney's Office and Facilities Management. The County Attorney's office has approved as to form and legal sufficiency.
PERSONNEL:
N/A
POLICY/REQUIREMENT FOR BOARD ACTION:
Current Policy requires Board approval for lease agreements involving County-owned property.
IMPLEMENTATION/COORDINATION:
Signatures are required by both parties.

Attachments
HHC Lease and Resolution

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