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File #: RES PH 19-85    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/10/2019
Title: Amending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $316,450 to reflect additional 2019 funding expected from Como Friends.
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Attachments: 1. Como Friends Donations 2019.pdf

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Amending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $316,450 to reflect additional 2019 funding expected from Como Friends.

 

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WHEREAS, Como Friends is a registered not-for-profit organization formed to promote, support, preserve and enhance the Como Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory; and

 

WHEREAS, the Como Friends' mission is to advance Como Park Zoo and Conservatory as a destination where people from all walks of life can gather, learn and enjoy the natural world; and

 

WHEREAS, Como Friends is donating an additional $316,450 to support and enhance the Como Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory; and 

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Parks and Recreation wishes to establish new budgets in the Grant Fund to receive the projected contribution and donation revenues of $201,500 for the Aquatics Building, $35,000 for Hort Lift, $20,000 for Conservation Champs 2019, $12,500 for UV Penguins/Puffins, $5,000 for PBO Landscape, $5,000 for TE Tree, $4,250 for Laminator, $2,200 for Step, $3,800 for Ed Tech, $3,200 for Hort Tech, $4,000 for Milkweed Pollinator Garden and $20,000 for Japanese Garden Improvements 2019; and     

 

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor, pursuant to Section 10.07.01 of the Charter of the City of Saint Paul, does certify that there are available for appropriation, funds of $316,450 in excess of those estimated in the 2019 budget; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul approves these amendments to the 2019 budget, and thanks Como Friends for its ongoing support.

 

 

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