RESOLUTION FOR FUNDING ASSISTANCE FOR

MINT SPRINGS PARK FISHING ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS

COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

            WHEREAS, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), provides funds to assist political subdivisions of the Commonwealth of Virginia in acquiring and developing open space and park lands; and

 

            WHEREAS, there are urgent needs within the County of Albemarle to develop park land and improve access to outdoor recreation opportunities for all citizens; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Mint Springs Park Fishing Accessibility Improvements Project is deemed a high development priority; and

 

            WHEREAS, the funding available from the Virginia Outdoors Fund (VOF) is limited to 50% on projects totaling $100,000 to $200,000.

 

            WHEREAS, in order to attain funding assistance from DCR, it is necessary that the County of Albemarle guarantee that a proportionate share of the cost thereof is available; and

 

            WHEREAS, the proportionate project share of $100,000 is funded by the County of Albemarle; and

 

            WHEREAS, funding in addition to the Virginia Outdoors Fund Program share and the proportionate project share match by the County of Albemarle, if necessary to complete the project, will be the responsibility of the County of Albemarle;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors that the County Executive is hereby authorized to cause such information or materials as may be necessary to be provided to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and to enter into such agreements as may be necessary to permit formulation, approval and funding of the Mint Springs Park Fishing Accessibility Improvements Project; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the County of Albemarle assures that the funds needed as the proportionate share of the cost of the approved project will be provided, up to $100,000; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County of Albemarle assures that the General Provisions of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (L&WCF) and the Virginia Outdoors Fund Fiscal Procedures will be complied with in the administration of this project; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County of Albemarle will operate and maintain the public recreation facility in good condition and will provide permanent project acknowledgement signs of the participating funding agencies and that this signage will clearly state that the said facility is a “public” recreational facility; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County of Albemarle shall dedicate the metes and bounds of the Mint Springs Park properties, in perpetuity, for public outdoors recreational purposes in accordance with the Land and Water Conservation Fund (L&WCF) Act; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County of Albemarle assures that all other applicable federal and state regulations governing such expenditure of funds will be complied with in the administration, development, and subsequent operation of this Mint Springs Park Fishing Accessibility Improvements Project; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Department of Conservation and Recreation is respectfully requested to assist in approval and funding of the Mint Springs Park Fishing Accessibility Improvements Project in order to enhance the standard of public recreational enjoyment for all our citizenry.

 

            I, Ella W. Carey, do hereby certify that the foregoing writing is a true, correct copy of a resolution adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Albemarle County, Virginia at a regular meeting held on May 3, 2006.

 

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