COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
YMCA Recreation Facility Report
Request for the Board to Agree in Concept to a Partnership Proposal with the YMCA
Tucker, White, Davis, Mullaney
LEGAL REVIEW: Yes
November 2, 2005
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
On December 1, 2004 the Board of Supervisors held a work session to discuss strategies to meet indoor recreation needs identified in the recent Community Recreation Facilities Needs Assessment Study. After discussing the costs involved with the County taking a leading role in the provision of indoor recreation facilities, the Board favored the development of a partnership effort which would help facilitate the development of a successful community YMCA. Generally the Board supported an approach where the County would provide land and perhaps some funding if necessary, and put the major responsibility for funding and construction on the YMCA. At the close of the work session, the Board asked the YMCA to come back to them with a proposal of what they want to build and what they think they would need from the County to make it happen.
Goal 3.3: Develop and implement policies that address the Countyís growth and urbanization while continuing to enhance the factors that contribute to the quality of life in the County.
Goal 4.2: Fund County services in a fair, efficient manner and improve needed public facilities and infrastructure.
Since last Decemberís work session the YMCA has developed a conceptual facility design, preliminary cost estimates, and if necessary, a proposed phasing schedule. The YMCA has also contracted with Suddes Partners, a leading fundraising consulting firm for non-profit organizations. Suddes Partners has performed an analysis of the fund raising potential for a YMCA facility in the Charlottesville/Albemarle community. The YMCA has also been discussing participation with other potential partners to join with the YMCA and County in this effort. The YMCA is now prepared to make a partnership proposal to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.
The County has funding for indoor recreation facilities in the CIP programmed for FY 06/07 which could be allocated for this purpose should the Board decide to enter into this partnership. Ongoing operating costs would be the responsibility of the YMCA.
If after hearing the YMCA proposal the Board wishes to proceed with a YMCA/County partnership, staff recommends that the Board authorize staff to proceed with developing plans for such a partnership subject to the Boardís final approval.
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