Will Board vote to reject $6,000.00 in Grant money?
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October 19th, 2011, 11:44 PM
March 31st, 2009
Well for starters their was everyone's vacation they had to take all at different times. Also there was a 1300 word legal document we reviewed that we would have to sign in order to have the grant money disbursed. That prompted a lot of questions the answers to which came in sporadically and in no particular order. Then there was us wrangling over who would be the Club's representative to access the funds. Then there was the Foundation itself informing us they they had to have an internal review concerning how they themselves needed to legally word their own documents .(that cost us about three weeks)
I asked the Foundation for some consideration in the form of an extension to get the project done to which they were agreeable since a great deal of the delay was beyond our control.
But there is an upside: with this qualified fiscal agency now in place, all are encouraged to make tax-deductable donations to the Spokane Parks Foundation in the name of the SDGA. This is a new instrument for us and will live beyond the life of the grant project.With that in mind I'm glad that everyone took the time to make sure that this fiscal agency contract was going to be the right instrument for us.
One potential downside to the grant project itself came out at the meeting with the Park's Manager last nite: The railroad ties that we propose to install at HB Park are not an environmentally suitable material and our options for substitute material are unknown at this time.. My first guess is that it will be alot more expensive, and that our math for doing the project won't pencil out. Perhaps the scope of the project could be scaled down with the Foundation's approval and we would again be good to go. Gordy
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