CITY OF TEXARKANA, AR

REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION


AGENDA TITLE: Adopt a Resolution amending the FY2018 Budget (Resolution No. 2017-55) and the Public Works Budget to include funding from the 2018 Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Recycling and Electronic Waste Grants. (PWD)

AGENDA DATE: 01/18/2018

ITEM#:  7

DEPARTMENT: Public Works Department

DATE SUBMITTED: 01/05/2018

PREPARED BY: Tracie Lee, Assistant Director of Public Works

SUBJECT: Amend the FY2018 Budget to include Grant Funds Awarded from the State Of Arkansas.

EXHIBITS: Resolution, Grant Notice, Proposed Budget Amendment, and Resolution No. 2017-55.

APPROVAL:

EXPENSE REQUIRED:  $84,241.34

AMOUNT BUDGETED: $0.00

APPROPRIATION REQUIRED: $84,241.34

SUMMARY: The planning figures for the FY2018 Public Works budget must be adjusted to include funding from the State of Arkansas in the amount of $84,241.34.

On October 25, 2017 city staff submitted two grant applications in the amount of $84,241.34 to the Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Recycling and Electronic Waste Grant Program.  Grant application one (1) was submitted to purchase a vertical baler and an F-250 Pick-Up in the amount of $52,258.94 and application two (2) was submitted to purchase e-waste education/public awareness materials and salary funds to the recycling coordinator in the amount of $31,982.40. 

On December 7, 2017 the city received notice from South West Arkansas Planning and Development District of grants being awarded in the amount of $84,241.34.  Recycling funds were awarded for the below items:

E-Waste Grant:

 

 

 

$26,982.40

for E-Waste laborer salary

 

$ 5,000.00

for E-Waste education/public awareness materials

 

 

 

Recycling Grant:

 

 

 

$16,263.94

for one vertical baler

 

$35,995.00

for a F-250 Pick-Up Truck

 

The City Manager proposes to amend the budget to accept the grant revenue and expense of $84,241.34.   

BOARD ACTION: The City Manager and staff recommend board approval.

EMERGENCY CLAUSE: This item will be approved by a resolution; therefore, it will not need an emergency clause.

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. ______

WHEREAS, upon application by City Staff, the Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Recycling and Electronic Waste Grant Program awarded two grants to the City as follows:

  1. An E-Waste Grant in the total amount of $31,982.40, of which $26,982.40 is for E-Waste laborer salary and $5,000.00 is for E-Waste education/public awareness materials; and
  2. A Recycling Grant in the total amount of $52,258.94, of which $16,263.94 is for one vertical baler and $35,995.00 is for a F-250 Pick-Up Truck; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend the FY2018 Budget to include such awarded funds; and

WHEREAS, the City Manager and staff recommend such amendment; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, that the City’s 2018 Budget is hereby amended, as set forth above.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 18th day of January, 2018.

 

 

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Ruth Penney Bell, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Heather Soyars, City Clerk

 

 

APPROVED:

 

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George M. Matteson, City Attorney