COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
YMCA Use Agreement
Request to Authorize County Executive to Execute Use Agreement for YMCA at McIntire Park
Messrs. Tucker, Elliott, Davis, and Mullaney
LEGAL REVIEW: Yes
January 9, 2008
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
On November 2, 2005 the Board adopted a resolution directing staff to pursue negotiation of a partnership agreement with the Piedmont Family YMCA and Piedmont Virginia Community College (“PVCC”) to construct a YMCA facility at PVCC. After the adoption of that resolution, the YMCA entered into discussions with the City of Charlottesville for a preferred location in McIntire Park. On November 14, 2007 the Board adopted a resolution supporting a YMCA facility at either McIntire Park or PVCC subject to an acceptable partnership agreement. The County Executive appointed a negotiating team which met with representatives of the City and YMCA to discuss the County’s participation in this partnership. Mr. Rooker and Mr. Boyd represented the County in this meeting. On December 17, 2007 City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a forty (40) year ground lease agreement (Attachment A) with the YMCA for a location in McIntire Park. The ground lease agreement references a “Use Agreement” (Attachment A(B)), a three party Agreement between the YMCA, the City and the County, which defines the amenities provided, use of the facility, benefits to the residents of the City and the County and the respective responsibilities of the YMCA, the City and the County. The Board must authorize the County Executive to execute the Use Agreement in order for the YMCA project to move forward.
Goal 1: Enhance the Quality of Life for all Citizens.
Goal 2: Develop Policies and Infrastructure Improvements to Address the County’s Growing Needs.
The following is a list of some of the substantive provisions within the Use Agreement.
It is staff’s opinion that the Use Agreement fairly recognizes the County’s commitment to this project and the expected benefits to County residents. If there are additional issues which the Board desires to be addressed in the Use Agreement, such additional provisions may be added if agreed to by the City and the YMCA.
The County commitment to this project is $2,030,000 from the Capital Improvements Program. There is no ongoing operating fund commitment at this time. Should the County decide to invest additional capital dollars in the future for a cool water competitive pool, there would be an expectation on the part of the YMCA for an ongoing operating fund commitment. The amount of that operating fund commitment would depend on negotiations between the City, the County and the YMCA on the ultimate design of the competitive/lap element of the facility.
Staff recommends that the Board approve the proposed Use Agreement and authorize the County Executive to execute the agreement on behalf of the County in substantially the same form as attached hereto, after it has been approved by the County Attorney with any necessary changes.
A – YMCA Active Ground Lease
A(A) – Exhibit A of Ground Lease (YMCA Study Location)
A(B) – Exhibit B of Ground Lease (YMCA Active Use Agreement)
A(C) – Exhibit C of Ground Lease (Default Location)
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