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CL- 2027 Consent Agenda   Item #:   D.    
City Council Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 12/04/2018  
Subject:    Budget Appropriation for the Southern Virginia Megasite at Berry Hill Grant
From: Telly D. Tucker

COUNCIL ACTION
First Reading:     11/20/2018
Final Adoption:   12/04/2018
SUMMARY

The Danville Pittsylvania Regional Facility Authority was approved for a total of $4,941,567 from the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC), for infrastructure development at the Southern Virginia Megasite at Berry Hill (SVMS).  Both the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County are required to provide matching local funds in support of these grants. The requested budget appropriation in the amount of $612,080 represents one-half of the required match for the total grant; the remaining half will be appropriated by Pittsylvania County. 

BACKGROUND
In 2011, the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC) approved Grant 2264 in the amount of $2,700,000 to be used for land and engineering phase two improvements for the Southern Virginia Megasite at Berry Hill (SVMS).  Similarly, in 2015, the TRRC approved $2,241,567 to be used for water system improvements Phase II for the SVMS.  At the time these grants were approved, RIFA had not obtained a land disturbance and grading permit from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and subsequently, City staff and Council agreed to postpone approving the local match until a permit was obtained. 
RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends approval of a Budget Appropriation Ordinance in the amount of $612,080 from fund balance to provide for the local match of Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission Grants #2264 and #3011.  

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