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File #: 42281    Version: Name: Amending the 2016 Capital Budget for the Parks Division to increase budget authority to accommodate a 2016 start for the Olbrich Botanical Complex project.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/23/2016 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 4/19/2016 Final action: 4/19/2016
Enactment date: 4/22/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00288
Title: SUBSTITUTE: Amending the 2016 Capital Budget for the Parks Division to appropriate $500,000 from private donations increase budget authority to accommodate a 2016 start for the Olbrich Botanical Complex project.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Marsha A. Rummel, Samba Baldeh, Mark Clear
Attachments: 1. 42281 Version 1.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution amends the Parks Division 2016 Adopted Capital Budget to increase budget authority for the Olbrich Botanical Complex project (no. 19, Munis no. 17168) by $500,000 in 2016.

The 2016 Adopted CIP includes $5,000,000 in budget authority for this project in both 2017 and 2018, for a total $10,000,000 over the CIP. This project is to be funded equally by private contributions from the Olbrich Botanical Society and GO Borrowing in both 2017 and 2018. With this amendment, 2016 budget authority will increase by $500,000 for planning and design activities, with all 2016 expenses to be funded by contributions from the Olbrich Botanical Society. The amount expended in 2016 by the Olbrich Botanical Society will correspondingly reduce the Olbrich Botanical Society’s contribution (and total program expenditure authority) as part of the 2017 Parks Division Capital Budget request.

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SUBSTITUTE: Amending the 2016 Capital Budget for the Parks Division to appropriate $500,000 from private donations increase budget authority to accommodate a 2016 start for the Olbrich Botanical Complex project.

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WHEREAS, Olbrich Botanical Gardens (“Olbrich”) is an internationally recognized instituation that is a cornerstone of the Madison Parks systems; and,

WHEREAS, Olbrich serves residents, visitors, and tourists by offering free outdoor gardens that are accessible to all; and,

WHEREAS, Olbrich has been built and developed in partnership with generous philanthropic gifts of the community; and,

WHEREAS, the existing facilities at Olbrich are inadequate to serve the significant growth in usage over the past 25 years and the projected growth in the next 25 years; and,

WHEREAS, Olbrich’s education offerings have grown from 13 classes in 1992 to more than 215 classes in 2015; and,

WHEREAS, Olbrich is consistently ranked as outstanding by teachers whose students take part in the Explorer School Program and parents who bring their toddlers to ...

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