City of Reno
Nevada

Resolution
8777

Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution donating Council Donation Funds to the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, Troop 131, to support their goal to build girls with courage, confidence, and character in the total amount of $1,000 (Councilmember Jardon - $500, Councilmember Reese - $500). (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: Councilmembers Devon Reese ($500) and Neoma Jardon ($500) would like to allocate a total of $1,000 from Council Donation Funds assigned for FY19/20 to the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, Troop 131, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Troop 131 works to help the community in Northwest Reno and will be working on a cleanup effort in Northwest Park.

 

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 THE GIRLS SCOUTS OF THE SIERRA NEVADA, TROOP 131, TO SUPPORT THEIR GOAL TO BUILD GIRLS WITH COURAGE, CONFIDENCE, AND CHARACTER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,000 (COUNCILMEMBER JARDON - $500, COUNCILMEMBER REESE - $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 Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, who is dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place; and,

WHEREAS, the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada partners with local agencies to serve low-income and at-risk girls and ensure no girl is turned away due to lack of financial resources; and, 

WHEREAS, Troop 131 works to help the community in Northwest Reno and would like to help with cleanup efforts in Northwest Park; and,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Reno approves the donation of the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) (Councilmember Reese - $500, Councilmember Jardon - $500) to the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, Troop 131, to support their mission to build girls with courage, confidence, and character; 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