COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

PC Hardware Donation for Charlottesville/Albemarle Boys and Girls Club

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Request a donation of listed, used surplus County  PC hardware to the Boys and Girls Club

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, White, Culp, Davis

 

LINK TO ATTACHMENT(S):

ATTACHMENT A

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

February 4, 2004

 

ACTION:                                      INFORMATION:    

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:   Yes                          INFORMATION:    

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

A representative from UVa who is donating technical expertise and time to the local Boys and Girls Club as part of a United Way “Day of Caring” initiative has requested the County to assist in a project to upgrade technology resources available to the Club.  The children use personal computers (PCs) there to learn and to have fun, but are very limited in their ability to print.  The requested donation of surplus County PC hardware would add another printer and would enable them to network the PCs to the printer so more children can utilize the printer by printing directly from their PCs. 

The County has surplus PC hardware, itemized on the attached list, that would help them meet this goal.  This property would be used for furthering the skills of children who utilize the Boys and Girls Club facility. 

Virginia Code Section 15.2-953 allows a county to make "appropriations of public funds, of personal property, or any real estate to....any charitable institution or association, located within their respective limits or outside of their limits if such institution or association provides services to residents of the locality".  The Boys and Girls Club is a non-profit charitable organization located in the City of Charlottesville that provides services to Albemarle County residents.

STRATEGIC PLAN:

The donation of surplus PC hardware supports the strategic plan:

Strategic Direction:  3 – Enhance the Quality of Life for all Albemarle County Citizens and specifically  Goal 3.3 – Develop and implement policies that address the County’s growth and urbanization while continuing the enhance the factors that contribute to the quality of life in the County.  Donating surplus PC Hardware to charitable organizations will help them perform their functions and thereby enhance our quality of life.

DISCUSSION:

Staff believes that this is an appropriate disposition of this property that would achieve the best public benefit.  As relatively outdated technology, this hardware would otherwise not go into our School system, but would be auctioned off to the public at a minimal value.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the Board approve the donation of the PC hardware, itemized in Attachment A, to the Charlottesville/Albemarle Boys and Girls Club.

 

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