Appropriation #2007030 $ 130,000.00
Revenue Source: Grant Revenue - Federal $ 65,000.00
Transfer from Schools $ 50,000.00
Transfer from CIP $ 15,000.00
The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded Albemarle County a grant in the amount of $130,000.00 to update and/or install video monitoring systems for Monticello, Western Albemarle, and Murray high schools. This includes cameras, recorders, a viewing monitor and antennas. The School Resource Officer will share responsibility for the system with the school administration. This new system will serve as a deterrent, a monitor for immediate response, and a record of people and events for use in enhancing future safety. This grant has a 50% local match that will be funded from existing funds appropriated in the School Division ($50,000.00) and the Local Government Capital Improvements Program ($15,000.00).
Appropriation #2007034 $ 1,000.00
Revenue Source: Donation $ 1,000.00
At its meeting on September 28, 2006, the School Board approved the following request:
Cale Elementary School received a donation in the amount of $1,000.00 from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. It has been requested that this donation be used for purchasing technology materials for Cale Elementary.
Appropriation #2007035 $ 227,500.00
Revenue Source: Health Insurance Fund Balance $227,500.00
The first three phases of the comprehensive wellness program which has been developed for County employees will be funded by an appropriation from the health insurance fund balance. The first three initiatives of the program are as follows:
· Phase I - Perform comprehensive health assessments which would include fasting lab work, employee feedback sessions, and incentives to encourage employees to participate.
· Phase II – Develop a needs assessment and prioritize programs to be offered.
· Phase III – Implement life changing programs such as educational classes addressing cardiovascular health, diabetes, nutrition, and exercise. Various on-site wellness activities such as mobile mammography and blood pressure clinics would be offered in addition to weekly wellness coaching sessions to address weight management, tobacco cessation and exercise.
Appropriation #2007036 $ 104,671.72
Revenue Source: Donations $ 12,225.00
Grants $ 30,000.00
School Program Fund Balance $ 62,446.72
At its meetings on October 12th and 26th, the School Board approved the following requests:
Stone Robinson Elementary received a donation in the amount of $200.00 from the Dr. Joe & Sally Gieck Fund. It has been requested that this donation be used to help with Lyrics Alive – A Language Arts Program for Children.
State Farm Insurance Company has awarded Agnor Hurt Elementary School a grant in the amount of $25,000.00. This grant will fund the Mobile Classroom Project, The Do Drop In Bus. This is an Albemarle County School bus that is equipped as if it were a classroom. The goal of the program is to improve the academic performance of students through extending the time available to learn.
B.F. Yancey Elementary School has been awarded a grant in the amount of $5,000.00 from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. These funds will be used to refurbish the school’s existing collection with current and relevant titles in designated areas of need.
Baker Butler Elementary School received a donation from Jessica and Rob Bell in the amount of $225.00. It has been requested that this donation be used to purchase an iMac touch screen computer for the students at Baker Butler.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) selected Albemarle County Public Schools as one of eleven school divisions to participate in the Professional Partnership for School Leadership Preparation Grant. This grant program offers an alternative approach to administrative preparation that will give candidates the knowledge and skills they need to become effective school administrators. The grant award has a fund balance in the amount of $62,446.72 which may be expended in FY06/07.
Woodbrook Elementary School received a donation in the amount of $800.00 from Terry Caddell. It has been requested that this donation be used to cover the cost of a picnic table for the school courtyard.
Meriwether Lewis Elementary School received a donation in the amount of $10,000.00 from the Meriwether Lewis PTO. It has been requested that this donation be used to support the teaching assistants at Meriwether Lewis.
Cale Elementary School has received a donation from Jeff Adams with a matching contribution from an anonymous donor. Jeff Adams donated $500.00 and the anonymous donor matched it with $500.00 with a total donation of $1,000.00. It was requested that this contribution be used for public, charitable purposes to support the Paul H. Cale Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization.
Appropriation #2007037 $ 30,990.00
Revenue Source: Grant Revenue - Federal $ 30,990.00
The Department of Justice has awarded the Albemarle County Police Department a grant in the amount of $30,990.00 for the implementation of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) Program. The purpose of this grant is for officer training and teaching supplies. After implementation, officers will begin providing class sessions on gangs and gang resistance in local middle schools. There is a local in-kind match of $37,936.00 for regular officer hours. These funds will be tracked separately.
Appropriation #2007038 $56,100.00
The FY2007 budget appropriated a merit pool contingency to be distributed to individual departments after the July 1 merit calculation had been performed. This request allocates $56,100.00 from the merit pool contingency to the appropriate departments based on actual salary adjustments resulting from the merit calculations.
Appropriation #2007039 $ 110,653.89
Revenue Source: Grant Revenue - Federal $110,653.89
The Emergency Communications Center has requested an appropriation totaling $110,653.89 to purchase equipment and installation services for Nextel dispatch consoles to interface to the ECC Regional 800 MHz system. Funding for the equipment and installation services will be provided from the interoperability grant monies and will require no local match.
Appropriation #2007040 $ 185,554.00
Revenue Source: Grant Revenue - Federal $139,167.00
Other Local Contributions $ 46,387.00
The Department of Criminal Justice Services has awarded Offender Aid and Restoration/Thomas Jefferson Area Community Corrections Board a grant in the amount of $139,167.00 with a local match of $46,387.00 for a total award of $185,554.00. This grant will assist in the training and education of police officer to improve their understanding and interactions with citizens having mental illnesses including signs and symptoms. Albemarle County will serve as fiscal agent for this grant. Local match monies will be comprised of several local agencies and boards. The County Police Department’s local match, $9.985.87, is funded through existing appropriated funds within the Police Department’s operating budget.
Appropriation #2007041 $ 13,000.00
Revenue Source: Contributions Fund Balance $ 13,000.00
Several years ago a contribution fund was established that enabled the Albemarle County Fire and Rescue Department to accept donations from citizens for child safety seat installations provided by County Fire Rescue staff as well as donations made to the Monticello Fire Rescue volunteers. Periodically, requests for the transfer and use of these funds have been made to replenish needed child safety seats and supplies as well as to purchase items requested by the Monticello volunteers to upgrade station furniture, equipment, and uniforms that are not generally funded in the Fire Rescue operating budget.
Staff has requested the use of $5,000.00 in donation funds to cover the cost of additional child safety seats which are donated to Albemarle County citizens who do not have the financial resources to purchase seats on their own. In addition, educational brochures and supplies will also be replenished to support child seat installs and monthly child seat classes offered free to our citizens.
The Monticello Fire Rescue Volunteers have requested use of $8,000.00 in donation funds to purchase furnishings and additional gear racks, upgrade and repair various station equipment, purchase audio-visual equipment and training aides to support in-station training efforts; and reimbursement of landscaping materials to perform station upkeep.
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