CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

October 13, 2005

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Catherine M. Heritage, Assistant County Administrator

County Administration

Topic: 

A Resolution to Amend the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors’ 2006 Legislative Priorities to Request a State General Fund Capital Appropriation of $1.75 Million to Support the Expansion of the Birmingham Green Assisted Living Facility

Topic Description:

Fauquier County is one of the five local government owners of the Birmingham Green Adult Care Residence (formerly the District Home, authorized under Virginia law “the District Homes for Aged, Indigent, Infirm, and Incapacitated Persons Act”).

 

The facility was originally constructed in 1927, and has been in desperate need of renovation and expansion for a number of years.  All assisted living beds at Birmingham Green are available to persons who qualify for Auxiliary Grant assistance.  Plans are finalized for the new facility, and Federal funding has been secured directly from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) agency to finance the majority of capital costs for the expansion of the facilities.  An additional grant has been committed by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) from the new Commonwealth Priority Fund.  Local funding from the owner jurisdictions is also committed, totaling over $1 million, and one-time capital allocation of state general funds was secured during the 2005 General Assembly Session; however, a $2 million gap in capital financing was identified during last year’s General Assembly.

 

In order to keep the Federal funding now set aside for this project, the total capital funding package must be secured.  This proposal would initiate submission of a State budget amendment for $1.75 million in one-time funding to completely close that gap, and to ensure the expansion of quality Assisted Living Facility beds specifically dedicated to low-income Virginians from the City of Alexandria, and the Counties of Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, and Fauquier.

 

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

 

Potentially $1.75 million for capital expansion of the facility.

 

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

Department of Social Services