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File #: 190500.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 10/4/2019 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 10/17/2019 Final action: 10/17/2019
Title: Funding Agreement with ElderCare of Alachua County, Inc. for the On-Demand Transportation Program for Seniors (B) This item is a request to approve the FY20 funding agreement between the City of Gainesville and ElderCare of Alachua County, Inc. for continuation of the On-Demand Senior Transportation Program.
Attachments: 1. 190500A_DRAFT FY20 Funding Agreement_20191017
Related files: 150031.

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Funding Agreement with ElderCare of Alachua County, Inc. for the On-Demand Transportation Program for Seniors (B)

 

This item is a request to approve the FY20 funding agreement between the City of Gainesville and ElderCare of Alachua County, Inc. for continuation of the On-Demand Senior Transportation Program.

 

Explanation

The City of Gainesville has had a funding agreement with ElderCare of Alachua County, Inc., for the On-Demand Transportation Services program since FY16. ElderCare of Alachua County, Inc. is responsible for the management and oversight of the program and has a separate contract with subcontractors that provide the transportation services to eligible seniors.

 

On-Demand Transportation Services are defined as on call transportation originating and/or ending within the City of Gainesville limits, and not extending outside Alachua County limits, from the first floor or main lobby of the Eligible Passenger's origin to the first floor or main lobby of the Eligible Passenger’s destination. Eligible Passenger is defined as a person age 60 years or over who resides within the city limits of the City of Gainesville, Florida.

 

The original contract for the On-Demand Senior Transportation Pilot Program was for the period October 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016, and an extension was provided that continued the original pilot program in FY16. The pilot program proved to be very successful and has subsequently been approved each year since through the budget process. There is $36,200 budgeted in the FY20 budget for this program.

 

Fiscal Note

There is $36,200 budgeted in the FY20 budget for the On-Demand Senior Transportation program.

 

Recommendation

The City Commission authorize the City Manager (or designee) to execute the FY20 funding agreement between the City of Gainesville and ElderCare of Alachua County, Inc. for continuation of the On-Demand Senior Transportation Program, subject to review by the City Attorney as to form and legality.




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