Commissioners OK senior center grant

The design for the new senior center came from Architect Frank Woodliff III.

The design for the new senior center came from Architect Frank Woodliff III.

The Churchill County Commissioners approved at their Thursday morning meeting a construction grant agreement (CGA) with the William N. Pennington Foundation for a new senior center that will be located at 892 S. Maine Street.

Churchill County Comptroller Alan Kalt said the grant would assist in the funding of a new senior center. He said Churchill County submitted a detailed grant proposal in June to the William N. Pennington Foundation for the construction of a new building.

The proposed project was submitted in three phases: Phase one, he said, was the base bid for construction of a 15,617 square foot building at an estimated cost of about $3.54 million with a section of the building shelled out to be completed in phase two. The second phase was to complete the shelled out portion that included the proposed beauty parlor/retail space, multi-use rental area and the wellness/exam area at an estimated cost of $241,551.62.

“The total projected cost is $4,482,251.88,” he said. “The grant request was for $1.8 million to complete phase one. As noted in the CGA, the foundation is granting an amount not to exceed $2,042,000 for the sole purpose of completing phase one and phase two of the project.”

Kalt said he and the chief civil deputy district attorney have reviewed the CGA and modifications have been made to address the concerns of the county and foundation. He said the CGA is very detailed and spells out the terms, conditions, design and construction, publicity, representations and warranties, progress payments and procedures, default provisions, facility use restrictions, further commitments by county and general terms and conditions.

The project has been a group process, Kalt said, that has been supported by the Coalition for Senior Citizens, Churchill County, city of Fallon and Architect Frank Woodliff III.

“A special thanks for the hard work and dedication of everyone who has been working on this project,” he said. “ With this grant funding, this project is a significant step closer to becoming a reality. The new senior center is being designed to serve the needs of our community for the next 50 years and beyond.”

Woodliff had estimated the total project cost. Kalt said as part of the great submittal, the Coalition for Senior Citizens, Churchill County and the city of Fallon have committed $1.8 million in resources toward the project.

“With the generous grant of the $2,042,000 from the Pennington Foundation,” Kalt said, “the total committed resources are $3,842,000 which will complete phases one and two, thus leaving a remaining balance of $640,252 to fully fund the new facility. Additional work will be done to secure additional grants and financial commitments to complete this project by April 1, 2017.”

Other items the commissioners approved or discussed include the following:

Approved recordation of Conservation Easement document no. 448351 on Flying K Ranch Lane, assessor’s parcel number 006-091-71, to authorize the issuance of 583 TDR certificates to Churchill County.

Approved striking the uncollected taxes of $5, 976.73 from the tax roll.

Approved change of date of the regular commissioner’s meeting from Oct. 1 to Oct. 6 at 8:15 a.m.

Approved transfer funds to the Churchill County Road Department.

Approved the purchase of property at 195 N. Carson St.

Approved all non-department head job descriptions as presented at the July 30 workshop, proposed compensation for all non-department head positions and to direct the county manager and HR director to complete review of data collected by Pontifex for department head positions and develop two or three alternative models to address internal equity for review and discussion by the board.

Approved to note in the minutes that the 2015-2016 secured log changes have been reviewed pursuant to NRS 361.310.

Discussed Northern Nevada Development Authority activities.

Discussed the activities related to the duties of the public administrator.

Approved Sub Recipient Agreement with the Fallon Chamber of Commerce, as indicated by the signature of the chair, to implement the Community Engagement Project for fiscal year 2016.

Approved to accept the Community Services Block Grant discretionary funding.

Approved the Community Services Block Grant funds and authorize the chair to sign the agreements with the State of Nevada Division for fiscal year 2016.

Approved the Interlocal agreement between the Fallon / Churchill Volunteer Fire Department and North Lyon County Fire Protection District.

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