Appropriation #2009052 $ 9,593.00
Revenue Source: State Revenue $ 9,593.00
The Library of Virginia has awarded the Albemarle County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office grants in the amount of $4,650.00 and $4,943.00. The purpose of these grants is to preserve court documents in paper form until such time as they are able to be provided in a suitable reformatted media. Funds associated with the first grant, in the amount of $4,650.00, were received in August 2008 and erroneously recorded as revenue into the capital improvements fund for FY 07/08. This appropriation requests the transfer of these funds from the capital improvements fund balance to the appropriate grant fund and the appropriation of the second grant award in the amount of $4,943.00.
Appropriation #2009053 $ 206,256.27
Revenue Source: Local Revenue $ 18,411.27
School Fund Balance 187,845.00
At its meeting on March 12, 2009, the School Board approved the following appropriation requests:
Following completion of the FY 07/08 audit and evaluation of current year revenues, reappropriation of school carryover funds takes place and portions of building rental funds are returned to schools. This request reappropriates $187,845.00 from the School fund balance.
Cale Elementary received a donation in the amount of $1,000.00 from the Wal-Mart Foundation. The donor has requested that their contribution be used to help pay expenses incurred when Cale’s Destination Imagination (DI) team went to DI finals last May.
V.L. Murray Elementary School received a donation in the amount of $4,211.47 from the V.L. Murray PTO. The donor has requested that their contribution be used to help fund a teacher and TA support for V.L. Murray’s afterschool classes from January 12 – March 3, 2009.
Jack Jouett Middle School has been awarded a grant in the amount of $2,000.00 from the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band, administered by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. These funds will be used to support the school’s Year of Giving Initiative, which is designed to raise environmental awareness in students and the understanding of the role of good citizenship through participation in community service learning projects.
Stony Point Elementary School has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1,600.00 from the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band, administered by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. These funds will be used for a musical program focused on writing, singing and literacy for at-risk students.
Stone-Robinson Elementary School has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1,500.00 from the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band, administered by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. These funds will be used to support the continuation of the Lyrics Alive Program for fourth grade students.
The Freas Foundation has awarded Carrie Finnegan, Orchestra Director for Albemarle High, Jack Jouett Middle, and Sutherland Middle Schools, with a grant in the amount of $4,000.00. These grant funds will be used towards the purchase of four cellos and one bass.
Cale Elementary School has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1,000.00 from the Wal-Mart Foundation. These funds will be used to purchase new educational supplies that will assist with the teaching of measurement concepts in both science and math.
Broadus Wood Elementary School has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1,000.00 from the Wal-Mart Foundation. These funds will be used towards the purchase of a Weatherbug Station.
Target has awarded three (3) Albemarle County elementary schools with Field Trip Grants. Recipients include Greer, in the amount of $800.00; Scottsville, in the amount of $800.00; and Yancey, in the amount of $500.00.
Appropriation #2009054 $ 12,500.00
Revenue Source: Board Contingency $ 12,500.00
On March 5, 2008, the Board of Supervisors approved up to $5,000.00 to pursue an independent legal opinion on the potential violation of the Harris open-space easement on Turner Mountain. Invoices totaling $5,000.00 have been paid from the Board’s operating budget.
On November 5, 2008, the Board of Supervisors reaffirmed its commitment to protecting conservation easements and authorized the appropriation of up to $7,500.00 for this legal matter subject to the approval of the County Executive. To date, invoices totaling $7,222.50 have been paid from the Board’s operating budget.
This request appropriates $12,500.00 from the Board’s contingency to fund these expenses.
Appropriation #2009055 $ 700,000.00
Revenue Source: Federal Revenue $ 700,000.00
The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development has awarded Albemarle County a Community Improvement grant in the amount of $700,000.00, of which $644,000.00 is for direct project costs and $56,000.00 is for the cost of administration. This grant will be used to improve the living conditions of sixty-six low to moderate income households through housing rehabilitation and infrastructure improvements in the Crozet Meadows area. This project includes installation of sanitary sewer lines, water and service lines, site grading, pavement, and sidewalks.
Appropriation #2009056 $ 44,479.35
Revenue Source: Local Revenue $ 44,479.35
The FY 2008 year end settlement process for the Charlottesville-Albemarle Health Department resulted in a $44,479.35 surplus for the County. This surplus was due to the Health Department receiving one-time grant funds for their refugee health program and for reimbursement for contraceptive methods. The Health Department has requested that these funds be used to purchase modular units to better maximize the use of the Health Department space. A similar request has been made to the City of Charlottesville.
Over the past year, several changes have occurred in services delivered at the Health Department building. The Jefferson Area CHIP became a separate entity and vacated its space at the Health Department building. In addition, the Health Department has recently discontinued its dental program and is allowing the Free Clinic to utilize the existing dental clinic space. Over the last several months the Free Clinic and Health Department have been working to design clinic and office space that would allow for better space utilization, particularly as the customer bases of both organizations continue to grow. The Board had previously approved, in concept, the changes to the Health Department building to allow for expansion of the Free Clinic space and a new lease will be forthcoming for the Board’s approval. These surplus funds will be used to purchase modular units to replace individual desks and will help to create ten additional work units for the Health Department. The County would retain ownership of the units purchased with these funds.
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