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File #: 19-3175    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Passed
File created: 7/20/2019 In control: Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 8/19/2019 Final action: 8/19/2019
Title: Vote on a request to approve Grants to the Recreation Agencies recommendations.
Indexes: Comp Plan Goal 6: Provide recreational opportunities and access to open space.
Vote on a request to approve Grants to the Recreation Agencies recommendations.

Action Requested:

Motion to approve the Grants to Recreation Agencies recommendations.

Introduction & Background:
Three recreation organizations submitted applications for the grant to organizations process. These groups included: Bonlee Recreation Park, North Chatham PTA, and Sprott Youth Center. These groups presented in front of the Recreation Advisory Committee. The total amount allocated for the Organizations is $20,300 and a total of $45,035 requested. The description of their requests and the amount requested is listed below.

Bonlee recreation Parks
The organization requested funds for baseball and softball batting cage, bullpen and a picnic table.
Requested $8,795

North Chatham PTA
Outdoor 1/4 mile asphalt surface track for school and community use.
Requested $30,960

Sprottt Youth Center
The organization requested funds for Open gym attendant for 3.5 hrs/week for 48 weeks at the youth center in Moncure and a referee
Requested $5,280

Discussion & Analysis
The Recreation Advisory Committee used a new scoring system called the matrix and general discussion to make their recommendations.

Bonlee Recreation Park presentation-
They offer softball, baseball and tball. They had roughly 90 participants this past season. The program is made of volunteers and Allstate is a corporate sponsor. Many coaches soft toss the ball and the player hits it into the fence that is causing damage to the fence. By providing a batting cage will help with this.

Score 126. The Committee recommended $8,795

North Chatham PTA presentation-
The track will go around the soccer fields behind the playground. It will serve the community, PE class, walking snack breaks, afterschool YMCA, school running club, Chatham County Parks and Recreation and families who use the baseball field next door.

Score 143. The Committee recommended $8,145 to go towards phase 1 which is the grave...

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