COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Change in Fiscal Agent Status for the Region Ten Community Services Board

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Adoption of Resolution to authorize the Region Ten Community Services Board to act as its own Fiscal Agent

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Davis, Wiggans; Ms. White

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

November 2, 2005

 

ACTION:                               INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:     X                     INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:    Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Region Ten Community Services Board (CSB), by letter dated September 19, 2005, has requested the County of Albemarle

to take formal action to authorize the CSB to act as its own fiscal agent.  The CSB was established by the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson and the City of Charlottesville to provide mental health, mental retardation, and alcohol

and drug addiction services.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

4.2  Fund County services in a fair, efficient manner and provide needed county public facilities and infrastructure.

 

DISCUSSION:

Virginia Code § 37.2-504 was amended effective October 1, 2005 to allow a Community Services Board to receive state and federal funds directly and to act as its own fiscal agent, when authorized by the governing body of each city or county that established it.  Albemarle County has served as fiscal agent for the CSB since its inception.  The sole purpose for the County in this role was to be a pass-through agent for funds from the Virginia Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation/Substance Abuse Services (DMHMRSAS) to the CSB.  Since 1998, the CSB has directly received funding from the DMHMRSAS.  The CSB has, in effect, been acting as its own fiscal agent.  Approval of the resolution would formally authorize the CSB to continue in this role upon the concurrence of the other partnering localities.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends approval of the attached resolution to authorize the Region Ten Community Services Board to act as its own fiscal agent.

 

ATTACHMENTS

A – Letter from Region Ten Community Services Board dated September 19, 2005

B –Resolution to authorize the Region Ten Community Services Board to act as its own Fiscal Agent

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