Thursday, April 30, 2009
THE GUARDIAN is submitting the following Caldwell Urban Renewal expenditures for your review:
Mayor Nancolas received $880.00 for a fully funded family membership to the Caldwell YMCA in 2005
Three members of the Caldwell Urban Renewal board received 1/2 memberships to the Caldwell YMCA this year.
Urban Renewal funded Wellness programs at the JR Simplot Companies. Urban Renewal put up $75,000 and the JR Simplot Companies got $22,500 in two payments.
The following items came from April 2009 CEURA minutes:
"Mayor Nancolas presented a request from the College of Idaho for funding assistance in the track improvements at Caldwell High School in the amount of $75,000 for two years. This commitment will replace the current two year commitment with the YMCA which has been fulfilled. Motion to endorse and support the commitment of $75,000 for two years, contingent upon the other funding partners for the track coming through, and reflect this commitment in the budget: Hopper/Fouts M/S/P "
"Bruce Schultz, TVCC, presented a funding request in the amount of $297,575 to address the projected enrollment growth during 2009-2010. The request specifically identifies facility improvements to their existing space at the Mercado Building and off-site classroom lease, along with student support costs in the form of a financial aid specialist, computer technician, testing coordinator and education advisor. Timing is critical in order to coordinate improvements in the small time-window prior to the Fall Quarter beginning in September. Commissioner Hopper noted that consideration must be given to the anticipated reduction in county property taxes which may have a negative impact on CEURA’s revenue. Mayor Nancolas stated that budget meetings are being held within the next few days and serious consideration will be given to the request."
"Steve Fultz presented a funding request for acquiring the TVCC construction documents for the future facility in the amount of $159,782.86. These documents are currently owned by CCEDC. Mayor Nancolas noted that this request would be considered during the budget review process and deferred the decision"
Mayor Nancolas has noted the "obligation" to the YMCA of more than $10,000,000 has been fulfilled. This is more correctly a $10 million dollar ownership position in the YMCA by CEURA with your property tax dollars.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 10:47 AM