Commission Meeting Agenda Item

Agenda Item

Consideration to Approve the Contract Extension with Kerry Barnett Fire Safety Consulting, LLC, for the Provision of Fire Inspection Services and Fire Plan Review Services Via “Piggyback” of Existing Contract with Avon Park, Florida


Growth Management

Staff recommends approval of the contract extension for an additional year with Kerry Barnett Fire Safety Consulting, LLC.


The Town of Lady Lake has been utilizing Kerry Barnett Fire Safety Contracting, LLC to perform fire inspections and fire plan review since 2012, first as a subcontracted service under the agreement with Nova Engineering and Environmental, Inc., and subsequently through a “piggyback” of an existing contract that Mr. Barnett currently has with the City of Avon Park since 2016. The terms of the agreement provide for an additional extension of one more year following the initial three-year term which has elapsed. Either party may terminate the contract with or without notice with a 60 day notice. Should the Commission choose to seek bids prior to the expiration of the contract, the option is provided without consequence.

Through retaining Mr. Barnett, staff feels that a degree of continuity will remain in place. Growth Management staff, and the public alike, have been very satisfied with Mr. Barnett’s performance and reporting procedures over the last six years, and he is often complimented for his professionalism by contractors as well.

The current contract between Kerry Barnett Fire Safety Contracting, LLC and the City of Avon Park has been provided for your review and has been reviewed and approved by the Town Attorney.

Fiscal Impact

$65,000 Budgeted for Fiscal Year 2019/20

Source of Funding

Budgeted Funds.

Funding Account