City of Reno
Nevada

Resolution
8774

Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution donating Council Donation Funds to Veterans Guest House to offset the costs associated with their mission to house veterans and their families receiving medical care in the region in the amount of $500. (General Fund)

Information

Department:City Manager - Neighborhood ServicesSponsors:Councilmember Oscar Delgado
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 Oscar Delgado would like would like to allocate $500 from Council Donation Funds assigned for Fiscal Year (FY) 19/20 to Veterans Guest House to offset the costs associated with their mission to house veterans and their families receiving medical care in the region.

 

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 VETERANS GUEST HOUSE TO OFFSET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR MISSION TO HOUSE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES RECEIVING MEDICAL CARE IN THE REGION IN THE AMOUNT OF $500 (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, the Veterans Guest House, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, provides United States military service veterans and their families temporary overnight accommodations when receiving treatment at a medical facility in the Reno-Sparks area; and,

WHEREAS, the Veterans Guest House offers all the comforts of home with semi-private bedrooms and baths, while also providing facilities specific to veterans needing handicap access; and, 

WHEREAS, the Veterans Guest House does not turn anyone away and housed over 5,500 guest with an 89 percent occupancy last year; and,

              NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Reno approves the donation of the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) to the Veterans Guest House to support housing for veterans who are receiving medical treatment in the region; 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

                               , 2020, by the following vote of the Council:

AYES:

 

NAYS:

 

ABSTAIN:

 

ABSENT:

 

 

APPROVED this           day of                                , 2020.

 

 

______________________________________________________

HILLARY SCHIEVE

MAYOR

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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ASHLEY D. TURNEY

CITY CLERK