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File #: 27206    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing up to $37,970 of CDBG funds to make accessibility modifications to the YWCA’s Empowerment Center.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/26/2012 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 9/4/2012 Final action: 9/4/2012
Enactment date: 9/6/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00652
Title: Authorizing up to $37,970 of CDBG funds to make accessibility modifications to the YWCA’s Empowerment Center.
Sponsors: Tim Bruer, Lauren Cnare, Matthew J. Phair
Attachments: 1. YWCA Empowerment Center Staff Review.pdf, 2. Application YWCA-EC_Accessibility.pdf, 3. 2012_Reserve_Funds_App_YWCA-EC_Accessibility.pdf
Fiscal Note
Sufficient Federal CDBG funds of $37,970 are available for this project within the Community Development Division’s Acquisition/Rehab Reserve Fund, which was authorized as part of the Division’s 2012 Adopted Operating Budget. The use of CDBG funds will have no impact on the local levy.
Title
Authorizing up to $37,970 of CDBG funds to make accessibility modifications to the YWCA’s Empowerment Center.
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BACKGROUND:
YWCA Madison proposes to make comprehensive accessibility modifications to its Empowerment Center at 3101 Latham Dr. to ensure that current and future clients who have disabilities will be able to access programs at this facility. Modifications will address accessibility of the building’s entrances, reception desk, bathrooms, parking lot and signage.

ACTION:
WHEREAS, accessibility modifications would help better serve clients who utilize the facility; and

WHEREAS, accessibility modifications would also help the YWCA to comply with federal regulations in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as well as Section 39.05 of the Madison General Ordinances regarding physical and programmatic accessibility of City funded community-based organizations; and

WHEREAS, the CDBG staff and the CDBG Committee have reviewed this proposal for Acquisition/Rehab Reserve Funding and find that it furthers the goals expressed in the 2010-2014 Five-Year Community and Neighborhood Development Plan and the 2012 Community Action Plan; and

WHEREAS, this project is eligible based on the 2011-2012 Community Development Program Goals and Priorities.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council approves up to $37,970 of CDBG funds to make accessibility modifications to the YWCA’s Empowerment Center, and authorizes the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute a contract with the YWCA to provide funds for rehabilitation.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the assistance be provided as a 0% interest, long-term deferred loan payable upon sale, transfer, or ...

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