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File #: 19-0367    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/1/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/19/2019 Final action: 3/19/2019
Title: Sheriff's Office recommending the Board accept the donation of an eagle statue in accordance with California Government Code, Section 25355, valued at approximately $500,000, to be placed at the entrance to the new Public Safety Facility, subject to the execution of a donation agreement between the County, the artist and the Community Foundation. (Est. Time: 15 Min.) FUNDING: Donations.
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Sheriff's Office recommending the Board accept the donation of an eagle statue in accordance with California Government Code, Section 25355, valued at approximately $500,000, to be placed at the entrance to the new Public Safety Facility, subject to the execution of a donation agreement between the County, the artist and the Community Foundation. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)

FUNDING: Donations.
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Discussion/Background:
California Government Code, Section 25355, states, “The Board may accept or reject any gift, bequest or devise made to or in favor of the county, or to or in favor of the Board in trust for any public purpose. The Board may delegate to any county officer or employee the power to accept any gift, bequest, or devise made to or in favor of the county. The officer or employee shall file with the Board each quarter a report that describes the source and value of each gift valued in excess of $10,000 or any other amount as determined by the Board. The Board may hold and dispose of the property and the income and increase thereof for those lawful uses and purposes as are prescribed in the terms of the gift, bequest or devise. In accounting for or inventorying gifts, bequests or devises, the officer or employee shall follow the appropriate procedures contained in the State Controller’s manual entitled, “Accounting Standards and Procedures for Counties.”

Approximately two years ago, the Sheriff and the El Dorado Community Foundation had discussions regarding the erection of a monument at the Public Safety Facility. The El Dorado Community Foundation thereafter undertook to solicit donations to have an eagle statue constructed and placed at the entrance of the Public Safety Facility at no cost to the County. The Foundation has been very successful in their fundraising efforts and sufficient funds will be raised to complete the statue. Last month the Mountain Democrat published a story on the progress of the Public Safety Facility and included re...

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