Appropriation #2007042 $61,390.00
Revenue Source: Donations $ 5,580.00
Federal Revenue $ 55,810.00
At its meeting on November 9, 2006, the School Board approved the following appropriation requests:
Federal grant funding, in the amount of $55,810.00, has been received by Albemarle County’s Adult Education’s Race to GED initiative. This initiative is a program-wide commitment to an intense one-year effort to permanently improve our program. Through caring planning, research, assessment, data analysis, professional development, and structural changes, we will substantially:
· Increase the number of students passing the GED:
· Increase the number of GED students;
· Increase the number of student hours;
· Assist more GED students to successfully transition to employment, apprenticeships, or post-secondary programs;
· Identify effective techniques that help meet these goals and incorporate them into our regular program; and
· Establish a vital Professional GED Learning Community
This initiative does not stop when the initial goals are met but will evolve into a catalyst for continuous organizational improvement.
Henley Middle School received a donation in the amount of $3,580.00 from the Henley Middle School Parent and Teacher Support Organization. It has been requested that this donation be used to pay the salaries for their At-Risk program and their Library night.
The Henley Middle School Cultural Enrichment Program, formally the Frederick S. Upton Foundation Grant, has received a grant donation from Douglas and Sarah Dupont in the amount of $1,000.00. This donation will support Henley’s Cultural Enrichment Program in funding artists-in-residence programs: Sculpture, Writer, and Dramatic Interpretation. The projects will involve interactive activities to include hands on learning experiences for students with performing, visual and musical arts.
At its meeting on December 7, 2006, the School Board approved the following appropriation requests:
Sutherland Middle School received a donation from David B. Rogers in the amount of $750.00. It has been requested that this donation be used to support the Intervention/Prevention efforts at Sutherland Middle School.
Broadus Wood Elementary School received an anonymous donation in the amount of $250.00. It has been requested that this donation go specifically to Broadus Woods’ art program.
Appropriation #2007043 $250,000.00
Revenue Source: Board Contingency $200,000.00
General Fund Balance $ 50,000.00
At its meeting on December 6, 2006, the Board of Supervisors approved the establishment of an Economic Development Opportunities fund in the amount of $250,000.00. Funding is provided through a reallocation of $200,000.00 previously budgeted in Human Resources to address any changes in retiree health insurance funding and a $50,000.00 appropriation from the General Fund Balance.
Appropriation #2007044 $ 15,811.00
Revenue Source: Board Contingency $ 15,811.00
At its meeting on December 6, 2006, the Board of Supervisors approved the hiring of a Community Engagement Specialist in the County Executive’s Office effective April 2007. This position will assist the County in meeting the steadily increasing community engagement needs and expectations created by the Strategic Plan and other public priorities. FY07 funding for the position will be allocated from the Board of Supervisors’ Contingency.
Appropriation #2007045 $ 4,800.00
Revenue Source: Federal Grant $ 4,800.00
The Emergency Communications Center has been awarded a grant from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management in the amount of $4,800.00. This grant will provide funding for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and will be used for training and equipment. CERT is comprised of community volunteers who are trained to assist emergency responders in the event of a manmade or natural disaster. They are also trained to assist their neighbors and local community area during a major disaster in the event emergency response is overwhelmed and cannot respond.
Appropriation #2007046 $ 1,210.00
Revenue Source: Board Contingency $ 1,210.00
At its December 6, 2006 meeting the Board of Supervisors proposed County membership in the Charlottesville/Albemarle Chamber of Commerce. The 2007 membership for the County, $1,210.00, will be funded from the Board of Supervisors’ Contingency.
Appropriation #2007047 $2,162,000.00
Revenue Source: CIP Contingency $1,988,632.00
CIP Fund Balance $ 173,368.00
At its November 1, 2006 meeting the Board of Supervisors received information regarding the bids that were received for the construction of the Northern Fire Station. Based on these bids staff projected the total cost of the facility, including design, construction and building equipment to be $5,945,300.00. Since that time, staff has worked with the contractor and architect to achieve $83,800.00 in cost saving changes that would not negatively impact quality or long-term maintenance nor require additional review by the UVA Review Committee, County ARB, or County Community Development Department. Staff is continuing to pursue other potential cost saving changes that the UVA Real Estate Foundation may approve administratively without requiring the full review committee process.
To date the Board has appropriated $3,699,500.00 for the construction of the facility. Based on the revised cost estimate of $5,861,500.00, an additional $2,162,000.00 is needed for this project. Funding will be provided with a transfer of $1,988,632.00 in contingency funds currently budgeted in the Capital Improvement Fund and a $173,368.00 appropriation from the CIP Fund Balance.
Revenue Source: Local Revenues $252,615.50
State Revenue $234,598.00
At its December 6, 2006 meeting the Board of Supervisors approved an amendment of the Agreement between the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the Charlottesville City Council on the Commission on Children and Families, which transfers the fiscal agent responsibilities from the City to the County effective January 1, 2007. This appropriation establishes the Commission on Children and Families’ budget in the County’s accounting system effective January 1st. No additional County funds are required.
Appropriation #2007049 $22,645.00
Revenue Source: Board Contingency $22,645.00
The County Attorney’s Office has requested a Paralegal position for their office to be hired March 1, 2007. The details of this position request are provided in a separate Executive Summary for Board consideration. This appropriation provides the FY07 funding for this position from the Board of Supervisor’s contingency pending approval of the request.
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