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  Time Set   #   34.    
Board of Supervisors   
Meeting Date: 01/15/2019  
Brief Title:    Public Hearing for CDBG Grant Application
From: Mindi Nunes, Assistant County Administrator, County Administrator's Office
Staff Contact: Mindi Nunes, Assistant County Administrator, County Administrator's Office, x8426


Hold a public hearing and adopt resolution approving an application submittal for $3,000,000 in funding from the State Community Development Block Grant Program for the Yolo Branch Library Construction Project. (No general fund impact) (Nunes)

Recommended Action

Hold a public hearing and adopt a resolution (Attachment A) approving an application submittal for $3,000,000 in funding from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and, if awarded, authorize the Assistant County Administrator to execute a grant agreement and any subsequent amendments for the Yolo Branch Library Construction Project.

Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Thriving Residents
Reason for Recommended Action/Background

A 2018 CDBG Notice of Funding Availability was published in November 2018 by the State Housing and Community Development Department. Applications are due February 5, 2018. A committee comprised of staff from the County Administrator's Office ("CAO") and Yolo County Housing met twice to identify priority projects which met the CDBG requirements. It was determined that the Yolo County Library Project was the most “shovel ready” project that met the CDBG requirements under the Public Facilities funding category. The County's Grants Oversight Committee has approved the project for CDBG application.

The Yolo County Library ("YCL") was constructed in 1918 and is a historical resource listed on the California Register of Historical Resources and the National Register of Historic Places; however, existing structural and other concerns required the County to cease use of the Yolo Branch Library building. Since March 2018, the Library has operated out of a temporary modular building placed at the site. The proposed new Yolo Branch Library Project is intended to address substantial structural and safety issues with the existing Yolo Branch Library building by constructing a larger facility with room for additional programming and community use. 

The project would demolish the existing condemned Yolo Branch Library and an adjoining residential development, rezone & merge the two properties and construct a new 3,800 square foot Library facility. In addition, it will upgrade and improve existing Yolo Branch Library services such as expanding the existing book and media collections, expanding public use computer stations, creating study rooms and distinct user group areas for children/family, teens and adults, expanding staff workspace areas, offering a covered outdoor activity area, offering possible outdoor gardens, seating, picnic areas and activity lawn and providing a dedicated meeting room for joint use by library programs and the community.

Staff recommends approval of the attached resolution and submission of a grant application.

Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
Library, Yolo County Housing
Competitive Bid Process

Fiscal Information
Potential fiscal impact (see notes in explanation section below)
Fiscal Impact of this Expenditure
Total cost of recommended action
Amount budgeted for expenditure
Additional expenditure authority needed $0
On-going commitment (annual cost)
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
General Fund $0
Further explanation as needed
If funding is received, it will offset the amount of financing required to construct a new library.
Att. A. Resolution

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Elisa Sabatini Elisa Sabatini 01/07/2019 02:21 PM
Financial Services Tom Haynes 01/07/2019 05:56 PM
County Counsel Phil Pogledich 01/08/2019 03:39 PM
Form Started By: Mindi Nunes Started On: 01/07/2019 11:35 AM
Final Approval Date: 01/08/2019
Level double AA conformance,
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