Appropriation #2004082 $ 15,882.85
At its meeting on May 27, 2004, the School Board approved the following appropriations:
Murray Elementary School received anonymous donations in the amount of $15,517.80. These donations will be used toward construction cost of a new athletic track for the school. The School Board had previously accepted donations in the amount of $10,000.00 for the construction of the athletic track. This $10,000.00 was originally appropriated in Murray Elementary Schools’ budget account. The decision has been made to have this project set up as a CIP account. It is requested that the $10,000.00 be re-appropriated into the proper account.
Western Albemarle High School and the Warrior Club have received donations in the amount of $275.00. Guaranty Bank donated $250.00 and Paul and Judy Rood donated $25.00. These donations will be used to purchase weight room equipment for the new Weight/Wellness Room that is being constructed at the school.
Title VI, a federally funded program of the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994, provides supplemental assistance to students considered at-risk of not meeting established performance goals. There is a local fund balance in the amount of $30.05 from FY02/03 and may be re-appropriated for FY03/04.
Appropriation #2004083 $ 14,711.54
Cale Elementary School received donations in the amount of $4,880.00. Cale PTO donated $500.00, James River Logging and Excavating, Inc. donated $50.00, Howard Craddock donated $25.00, James Skeen donated $75.00, Cynthia Lackey donated $100.00, Carlisle Home Inspection Service donated $50.00, Robert Archer donated $445.00, John and Susan Cunningham donated $445.00, John and Lori Buckley donated $890.00, Patricia Anderson donated $200.00, Carol and Dabney Williams donated $1,000.00, Charlottesville Power Equipment Inc donated $250.00, Bob’s Wheel Alignment donated $500.00, Tiger Fuel Company donated $100.00 and General Shale Brick-Somerset donated $250.00. These donations will be to offset expenses for lodging and registration for the 2004 Global Destination Imagination Team to attend the conference in Knoxville Tennessee.
The Jefferson Region Destination Imagination (DI), which provides a regional DI competition for county students and surrounding school districts, received additional revenues in the amount of $3,431.54. Increases in participation resulted in additional revenues in registration fees and T-shirt sales. Albemarle County will continue as fiscal agent for our region.
The Charlottesville Wal-mart has awarded Broadus Wood Elementary a Teacher of the Year Award in honor of Nancy Markos. The $1,000.00 will be used for physical education.
The State Farm Companies Foundation has made Good Neighbor Grant awards in the amount of $500.00 to Monticello High School, $500.00 to Burley Middle School and $500.00 to Stony Point Elementary School. This money will be used to purchase instructional and educational supplies for the schools.
The Best Buy Children’s Foundation has awarded Baker Butler Elementary a Te@ch Grant in the amount of $2,500.00. The funds will be used to purchase equipment that will allow integration of technology into the curriculum.
The Virginia Resource-Use Education Council has awarded a $1,000.00 Virginia Naturally Back to Basics grant to Murray Elementary School. The funds will be used to teacher the children more about the effect of large industry on water quality in a rural community.
The Virginia Commission for the Arts has awarded Murray Elementary School Touring Assistance Grants totaling $400.00. The grants will help fund cultural enrichment events.
Appropriation #2004084 $ 43,900.00
As provided for by the original Three Party Agreement signed by Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, and the University of Virginia on January 31, 1986, the three jurisdictions agreed to share costs for a Southern Urban Area B Study, addressing the Fontaine/Jefferson Park Avenue area and adjacent properties under City, County and University jurisdiction. On May 30, 2003 the three parties entered into a consulting contract in the amount of $74,965 with the Renaissance Planning Group for this purpose, with the County serving as contract manager. On January 28, 2004, the contract was amended to include additional design work related to Fontaine Avenue, requested and funded solely by the City in the amount of $19,000. On May 27, 2004 a second amendment to the contract was signed, providing for engineering feasibility and preliminary cost analysis of potential road connection alternatives between Sunset Avenue Extended and Fontaine Avenue, at the request of the three parties. The cost of the second contract amendment is $24,900, to be shared equally by the three parties ($8,300 each). The consulting contract (with amendments) has been procured for land use planning and urban design purposes, and it is anticipated that the Area B Study will be adopted as part of the Comprehensive Plan. The study is scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer.
An appropriation is needed in the amount of $43,900 to 1000-81010-312344 Southern Urban Area “B” line item in the Department of Planning and Community Development budget for the additional work described in the above-referenced contract amendments. As a part of contract management, the City will transfer funds in the amount of $19,000 to the County for disbursal to the contractor for the Fontaine Avenue design work. Similarly, the City and University will each transfer their respective shares of $8,300 to the County for disbursal to the contractor for the engineering feasibility and preliminary cost analysis of potential road connection alternatives. Staff recommends that the Board appropriate the necessary funds to complete the Southern Urban Area B Study work, under the cost-sharing arrangement with the City and University.
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