City of Reno
Nevada

Resolution
8711

Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution donating Council Donation Funds to Canine Companions for Independence to support Dogfest Reno to be held September 21 at Dick Taylor Park from Councilmember Reese ($500) and Councilmember Jardon ($500) in the total amount of $1,000. (General Fund)

Information

Department:City Manager - Neighborhood ServicesSponsors:Councilmember Devon Reese, Councilmember Neoma Jardon
Category:Council Donation FundsProjects:Other

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Recommendation and Proposed Motion

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council adopt the Resolution.

 

Proposed Motion: I move to adopt the Resolution.

Staff Report Formal Body

Summary: Councilmember Devon Reese would like to allocate $500 and Councilmember Neoma Jardon would like to allocate $500 from Council Donation Funds assigned for FY 19/20 to Canine Companions for Independence to support Dogfest Reno to be held September 21 at Dick Taylor Park for a total amount of $1,000.

 

Financial Implications:  Funds are budgeted for Council Donations in the General Fund.

 

Legal Implications:  NRS 268.028(1) states that the governing body of a city may make donations to nonprofit organizations created for religious, charitable or educational purposes to be used for a selected purpose. The donated funds must be used to provide a substantial benefit to the inhabitants of the city. Council approval is required before the recommended funds transfer can take place.

 

Ordinance or Resolution

RESOLUTION DONATING COUNCIL DONATION FUNDS TO CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE TO SUPPORT DOGFEST RENO TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 AT DICK TAYLOR PARK from Councilmember Reese ($500) and Councilmember Jardon ($500) in the total amount of $1,000. (General Fund)

 

WHEREAS, the City of Reno may donate funds in accordance with NRS 268.028, entitled “Expenditure of public money; grant of public money and donation of certain property to certain nonprofit organizations or governmental entities” when such expenditure provides a substantial benefit to the inhabitants of the City; and,

 

WHEREAS, Canine Companions for Independence is a qualified nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support at no cost to the recipient; and,

 

WHEREAS, DogFest Reno will substantially benefit the inhabitants of the City of Reno by providing a family-friendly, dog-friendly event full of games, activities, music and much more; and,

  

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Reno approves the donation in the total amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) ($500 – Councilmember Jardon and $500 – Councilmember Reese) to Canine Companions for Independence; and,

 

                      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that should the above donation or any portion thereof not be used for the purpose as set forth in this Resolution, any unused funds shall be returned to the City of Reno.

 

Upon motion by Councilmember                                , and seconded by Councilmember

                               , the foregoing Resolution was passed and adopted this ________ day of

                               , 2019, by the following vote of the Council:

AYES:

 

NAYS:

 

ABSTAIN:

 

ABSENT:

 

 

APPROVED this           day of                                , 2019.

 

 

______________________________________________________

HILLARY SCHIEVE

MAYOR

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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ASHLEY D. TURNEY

CITY CLERK