PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Terrence L. Nyhous, Center District Supervisor

March 13, 2008

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Judith L. Risdon, Management Analyst

Management Analysis

Topic: 

A Resolution to Authorize the Preparation of a Virginia Community Development Block Grant Application for the Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier Project

 

Topic Description:

The Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier, Inc., has requested the County to submit a CDBG application on its behalf, requesting funding in the amount of $500,000 to renovate a building being purchased by the Boys & Girls Club (Club) to provide after-school activities.   In calendar year 2007, the Club provided services to a total of 856 youth.  Of these children, there were 612 active Club members, 55.6% of whom are members of low- and moderate-income families.

Purchase and renovation of this facility will allow for the expansion of Club activities, not just in numbers of children served, but also by extending hours and days of operation.  Currently, the Club has fifty (50) children on its waiting list, and activity hours are restricted by School building schedules.

The Club has an on-going capital campaign to raise funds to purchase the building.  To date, they have raised $557,600 toward the purchase price of $2.25 million.  If they are unable to raise adequate funds to cash-purchase the facility, they have been assured of a loan by a local lending institution.

The Club collaborates with the County Schools, Parks and Recreation, CADRE and local civic groups to provide after school programs that foster academic success, character/citizenship, and healthy lifestyles in local children.

CDBG regulations require two public hearings to be held; this is the second public hearing.  The purpose of this public hearing is to receive comments specific to the proposed Boys & Girls Club project in relation to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for a project in our community. 

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached resolution.

 

Financial Impacts Analysis:

There is no financial impact.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

 

Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier, Inc.

 

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