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File #: 15-0062    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/7/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/22/2015 Final action: 9/22/2015
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Accept a $15,000 restricted donation to the Animal Services Unit from People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County (PAWED), for the designated purpose of the purchase and installation of signage identifying the Animal Services Unit building; 2) Approve and authorize the purchase and installation of the “Archway” design signage as proposed by PAWED that will clearly identify the Animal Services Unit building and parking area; and 3) Approve and authorize the use of $9,059 of the County Accumulative Capital Outlay Fund (ACO), which combined with the $15,000 restricted donation would total $24,059 for the purchase and installation of said “Archway” sign. FUNDING: PAWED Donations ($15,000); ACO Fund ($9,059).
Attachments: 1. 2A - Archway Design, 09-22-2015, 2. A - Letters from PAWED 1-27-15, 3. B - PAWED Finishing Touches Donations List 1-27-15, 4. C - PAWED Mobile Clinic Donations List 1-27-15, 5. D - PAWED Other Animal Shelter Donations List 1-27-15, 6. E - Budget Transfer 1-27-15, 7. F - PAWED Proclamation 1-27-15, 8. Executed Proclamation 1-27-15 item 37.pdf

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Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, recommending the Board consider the following:

1) Accept a $15,000 restricted donation to the Animal Services Unit from People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County (PAWED), for the designated purpose of the purchase and installation of signage identifying the Animal Services Unit building;

2) Approve and authorize the purchase and installation of the “Archway” design signage as proposed by PAWED that will clearly identify the Animal Services Unit building and parking area; and

3) Approve and authorize the use of $9,059 of the County Accumulative Capital Outlay Fund (ACO), which combined with the $15,000 restricted donation would total $24,059 for the purchase and installation of said “Archway” sign.

 

FUNDING:  PAWED Donations ($15,000); ACO Fund ($9,059). 

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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:

Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommends that the Board accept a restricted donation of $15,000 from People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County (PAWED) to the Pet Aid Fund, approve the purchase and installation of the “Archway” design signage proposed by PAWED, and approve the use of $9,059 of the County Accumulative Capital Outlay Fund to cover the remaining amount needed to complete this final project of PAWED’s Finishing Touches campaign.

 

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:

PAWED was established in 2000 as a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of companion animals in El Dorado County and since that time it has been a valued partner to the County of El Dorado Animal Services Unit.  PAWED’s support to Animal Services has included the former management of the animal shelter volunteer program, and coordination of fund raising campaigns in support of Animal Services such as the Finishing Touches campaign that solicited over $250,000 in support of the new West Slope Animal Services facility.

 

The “Archway” design signage is the final item from PAWED Finishing Touches campaign project that focused its efforts on the successful completion and operation of the recently opened County Animal Services building in Diamond Springs.  PAWED is proposing to donate funds designated for the design, engineering, and construction of an archway, as pictured in Attachment 2A, for the entrance to the Animal Services building parking lot. This archway will serve as a welcoming sign, identify the building, and delineate the Animal Services building parking area.

 

Total cost for the project will be approximately $24,059.  The design was developed by metal artist, Eric Powell in Berkeley.  Several options were presented and this design was selected by a committee of Animal Services Unit staff, Chief Administrative Office/Facilities staff, and PAWED representatives. Upon the Board’s approval of this project, the County will contract with Martin’s Metal, a sign fabricator used by Eric Powell, for the fabrication and installation of the archway.

 

This donation from PAWED will be the final Finishing Touches campaign project for the County’s Animal Services building in Diamond Springs.  

 

ALTERNATIVES:

Disapproval of the donation would result in the loss of the restricted donation and would require the County to seek another funding source to pay for the signage at the Animal Services building.

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:

Chief Administrative Office, Facilities Unit.

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the Board approve this item. 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

There is no Net County Cost associated with this Agenda Item.   

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTION:

Clerk of the Board to provide a Certified Minute Order to HHSA on Briw Road.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT:

N/A

 

CONTACT

Don Ashton, M.P.A., Director