Sufficient funds ($30,000) are authorized in the 2014 adopted Planning Division Operating Budget and 2014 adopted Engineering Division Capital Budget ($5,000) (Engineering - Major Streets, Project No. 25, "Johnson Street - East," Acc't No. 810571) to cover the recommended grant amounts that total $32,400, plus a $2,600 set aside for design maintenance reserves, for a total of $35,000.
Approving the 2014 Neighborhood Grant Program recommendations made by the Staff Review Team and authorizing the Planning Division Director, Finance Director and City Attorney to execute grant agreements on behalf of the City.
WHEREAS the Neighborhood Grant Program provides funds to neighborhood organizations for activities that promote strong neighborhoods, and includes grants for Community Enhancement projects and Neighborhood Leadership and Capacity-Building activities; and
WHEREAS eleven (11) eligible grant applications were submitted requesting a total of $78,450; and
WHEREAS a Planning Division Staff Review Team convened to review applications and make recommendations for funding (including conditions to be included in the grant agreements); and
WHEREAS the Planning Division Staff Review Team recommends awarding eleven (11) grants totaling $32,400 (including a $5,000 contribution from the Engineering Division designated for the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association request), as well as setting aside $2,600 for maintenance reserves, for a total budget of $35,000. A copy of said recommendations that are attached hereto and made a part hereof.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council hereby approves the 2014 Neighborhood Grant Program recommendations and conditions made by the Staff Review Team and authorizes the Planning Division Director, Finance Director and City Attorney to execute grant agreements on behalf of the City.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any unspent funds may be added to the maintenance reserve.