Leon Valley
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Staff Report

Discuss and consider possible action on an In Kind Grant request by AARP for use of the Leon Valley Community Center at 6427 Evers Road for free tax preparation services.

Information

Department:Community DevelopmentSponsors:
Category:Grant

Item Discussion

PURPOSE

 

The AARP is requesting use of the Leon Valley Community Center at 6427 Evers Road for free tax preparation services through a grant they receive from the IRS.

 

It is a free services to all interested participants both in Leon Valley and other local cities.

 

The AARP would need use of the Community Center every Tuesday and Thursday, between the hours of 9:00a.m. and 1:00p.m. beginning March 7th and ending April 13.  The AARP is proposing to set-up six (6) computers, a printer, scanner and internet hotspot on one side of the Community Center, while the Northwest Seniors conduct their activities on the other side.

 

The grant request includes a waiver of the deposit, facility usage fee, and the cleaning fee.  There are no other fee waiver considerations as the AARP is proposing to share the space with the Northwest Seniors during regular business hours.

 

The In Kind Grant Committee reviewed the request and is forwarding an affirmative recommendation.  The points required are a minimum of 20 and the request scored an average of 23.75 out of 30.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

If approved, the grant would waive the following fees:

 

Security                            $0

Cleaning Fees              $2,400 ($200/12 days)

Rental Fees                            $3,000 ($250/12 days)

Deposit                            $250

Total Waived              $5,650

 

 

STRATEGIC GOALS

 

This request most closely relates to Strategic Goal 1, "Economic Development" Which encourages promoting the City and fosters positive stakeholder collaboration between AARP and the City.

 

Use of the Center by AARP also allows participants in the free tax services to visit and view the City's facilities and amenities.

 

Document Comments

RECOMMENDATION

 

The Committee forwards a recommendation of Approval to Council with an average score of 23.75 out of 30.

 

Meeting History

Feb 21, 2017 7:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

Community Development Director Kristie Flores presented the item on behalf of American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) who is requesting the use of the Leon Valley Community Center at 6427 Evers Road for free tax preparation services through a grant they receive from the IRS. AARP provides this service free to all interested participants both in Leon Valley and other local cities.

AARP is requesting use of the Leon Valley Community Center every Tuesday and Thursday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. beginning March 7th, 2017 and ending April 13, 2017.

The grant request includes a waiver of the deposit, facility usage fee, and the cleaning fee. There are no other fee waiver considerations as the AARP is proposing to share the space with the Northwest Seniors during regular business hours. The In Kind Grant Committee reviewed the request and is forwarding an affirmative recommendation. The points required are a minimum of 20 and the request scored an average of 23.75 out of 30. The total amount waived would be $5,650.00.

Community Development Director Kristie Flores concluded the presentation saying that the Committee forwards a recommendation of Approval to Council with an average score of 23.75 out of 30.

A motion was made by Council Member Monica Alcocer and seconded by Council Member Belinda Ealy, to grant the In Kind Grant request by AARP for use of the Leon Valley Community Center at 6427 Evers Road for free tax preparation services as presented.

RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Monica Alcocer, Council Place 3
SECONDER:Belinda Ealy, Council Place 2
AYES:David Edwards, Belinda Ealy, Monica Alcocer, Benny Martinez

Discussion

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Posted by City Secretary on 2/21/2017 at 4:40 PM