Appropriation #2006028 $9,950.61
In FY 2004/2005, the Emergency Communications Center was awarded a CERT Grant in the amount of $16,000. These funds can only be used for training and equipment for this specific program. As of the end of FY 2005, $9,950.61 in grant funds was unexpended and will require a FY 2006 reappropriation.
Appropriation #2006029 $19,500.00
The busiest times for major shopping in the County occur during the Thanksgiving to New Years holiday season. December tends to have the highest frequency of traffic accidents, shopping thefts, and socializing. DUI's are at their highest level during the season as well. To help support our police officers during this time, DMV has awarded a grant in the amount of $6,000.00 for overtime traffic safety as part of the larger efforts of "Operation Safe Holiday".
Albemarle County is a rapidly developing area. Part of this development is bicycle activity. Several hundred miles of the county is designated as “Share the Road” with bicyclists. There is a planned network of roads with bike lanes throughout the County. In addition to actual accidents and injuries, the County is experiencing a growing number of complaints about motorists and bicyclists not abiding by the laws of the road. In an effort to increase public safety awareness and to increase coverage at large “non-vehicle” friendly events DMV has awarded Albemarle County a grant in the amount of $3,000.00 in overtime for our bicycle officers.
In the recent years, Albemarle County has identified that 73% of fatality crashes were a result of excessive speed. In an effort to increase our efforts at combating this deadly speeding problem, DMV has approved a grant for Albemarle County in the amount of $10,500.00 to purchase six new radar units. These radar units will be distributed to patrol shift officers so that they may have the most up-to-date equipment available for effectively measuring and prosecuting violators.
These three grants have a 20% "in-kind" local match that will be funded and tracked through the Police Department’s appropriated budget and will require no additional local funding.
Appropriation #2006030 $26,000.00
At its meeting on September 22, 2005, the Albemarle County School Board approved the following appropriation requests:
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 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.
Hollymead Elementary School received a donation in the amount of $1,000.00 from Dr. and Mrs. Young Soo Kim.
This donation will be used toward purchasing technology equipment for Hollymead Elementary School.
Appropriation #2006031 $850.00
At its meeting on October 10, 2005, the Albemarle County School Board approved the following appropriation requests:
Cale Elementary School received a donation in the amount of $50.00 from the Valentine Richmond History Centre. This donation will be used in the music department at Cale Elementary School.
Woodbrook Elementary School Received a donation in the amount of $500.00 from Wal-Mart Foundation. It has been requested that this donation be used primarily for snacks and materials in the extended learning/tutoring program at Woodbrook Elementary School.
Western Albemarle High School experienced a theft of two cameras. Our insurance company reimbursed Western Albemarle for these cameras. The person responsible for the theft was ordered to pay restitution of $300.00 for the cameras. Restitution has been made; our insurance company will need to be reimbursed $50.00 since our deductible was $250.00. The remaining $250.00 will be returned to WAHS.
Appropriation #2006032 $60,407.40
At its meeting on October 27, 2005, the Albemarle County School Board approved the following appropriation requests:
Woodbrook Elementary School received a donation in the amount of $1,500.00 from Century 21, Ray Cadell & Associates. This donation will be used to support Dr. Brown’s EDGE (Extended Day Generates Excellence) program.
Burley Middle School received a donation in the amount of $1,000.00 from H.M. Walker, Jr. Burley also received a donation in the amount of $500.00 from Mary P. Evans. These donations will be used to fund activities for the students at the school.
“Opening Doors, through English Literacy and Civics Education Program” have been funded through a competitive grant awarded by Virginia Adult Education. The goal of this federal grant is to help adult ESOL students to integrate into the community by focusing on employment and work skills as they learn English. “Opening Doors” (this program is not associated with the Open Doors Adult Education Program at Albemarle High School) is designed to partner the successful methodologies, curricula, community partnerships, and staff of the Albemarle Adult Education program with the potential of the community at large and the ESOL community specifically, to determine employment needs, develop classes/workshops to address those needs, and implement on-going efforts to expand opportunities to improve language acquisition and job skill services. It is a cost-effective program to connect the ESOL population to the community, while at the same time:
· Providing information to students and their children on career planning;
· Improving students’ English language, job skills, and job opportunities;
· Improving the job force and increasing volunteerism in the Central Virginia area; and
· Ultimately increasing ESOL students’ involvement in their community.
There is a fund balance retained by the State in the amount of $31,324.66 from FY04/05 which may be reappropriated for FY05/06. The funds will be received and disbursed as attached.
V.L. Murray Elementary School received a donation in the amount of $200.00 from Douglas and Susan McKibbin. This donation will be designated to meet the track needs at V.L. Murray Elementary School.
The Albemarle Resource Center (ARC) experienced embezzlement during the 04/05 Fiscal Year. The person responsible for the embezzlement has reimbursed the ARC $17,282.74.
Stone Robinson Elementary School received a donation in the amount of $8,600.00 from the Stone Robinson PTO. This donation will be used to reimburse teachers for their out of pocket expenses.
Appropriation #2006033 $1,250.00
At its meeting on November 3, 2005, the Albemarle County School Board approved the following appropriation request:
Jack Jouett Middle School received a donation in the amount of $50.00 from Jessica Servis. It has been requested that this donation be used to support students with special needs at Jack Jouett Middle School.
Cale Elementary School received donations totaling $200.00: Philip Gerard donated $100.00, Jill K. Leahman donated $71.00, and Ruth A. Leahman donated $29.00. It has been requested that these donations be used to
meet the needs of the music department at Cale Elementary School.
Monticello High School received a donation in the amount of $1,000.00 from Douglas W. Dupont. It has been requested that this donation go towards the needs of the program, Art Infusion, at Monticello High School.
Appropriation #2006034 $53,797.00
At the end of FY2005 funds in the amount of $26,747.00 were unexpended in the General Government Vehicle Replacement Fund for a vehicle to be purchased by General Services. This vehicle has now been purchased and will require the reappropriation of these funds.
When vehicles are scheduled for replacement staff reviews the vehicle requests to determine if a hybrid vehicle can be used to meet the department’s needs. An additional appropriation in the General Government Vehicle Replacement Fund is also needed to fund the increased costs associated with the purchase of hybrid vehicles in General Services and Real Estate. These additional funds, totaling $27,050.00, will be funded from the fund balance in the Replacement Fund.
Appropriation #2006035 $7,000.00
The Department of Emergency Medical Services-Rescue Squad Assistance Fund has granted the Fire/Rescue department specifically the Recruitment and Retention division a grant in the amount of $2,000.00 for a volunteer display system and recruitment supplies and materials. There is a 50% local match. Wal-Mart Corporation has donated $1,000.00 towards this local match and the Jefferson County Fire Rescue Association is contributing $4,000.00; $1,000.00 of which will make up the remainder of local match monies.
Appropriation #2006036 $ 0
During the FY 2005/06 budget process, $240,000 was allocated to fund position reclassifications primarily in public safety, which included a complete review of all Police and Fire/Rescue personnel and the Sheriff’s Office. These funds were initially appropriated into a lump sum salary reserve. The actual reclassifications have now been determined and an appropriation is required to move the funds into the appropriate department budgets. No additional funds are required.
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