Town deals with grant in aid applications before end of year

The Alexander Park Elementary School Parent Advisory Council made a request to the Town of Golden council for funding.

The Town of Golden council was presented with two grand in aid applications at the regular council meeting on Dec. 18.

The Alexander Park Elementary School Parent Advisory Council requested $5,000 in funds to help replace the aging wooden playground on the school grounds.

“It’s a significant recreation hub for the community. And the benefit to us is that we’re putting in the $5,000, but there’s no operational cost,” said Mayor Christina Benty.

“The great thing about volunteer organizations is that they do the hard work of knocking on doors for grants. They spend a lot of time and energy doing that.”

This is the beginning of the PAC’s fundraising efforts, and they will be seeking several grants in the new year, as well as putting their own funds and some funds from the school district towards the project.

The wooden playground no longer meets safety standards, and the PAC is hoping to replace it with a more inclusive structure.

Council voted to provide the grant.

The Golden Community Resources Society also applied for a grant in aid from the town, hoping to get approval before the end of 2012. It has not yet been decided if the 2013 budget will allow for grants in aid.

The GCRS has already received funding from Golden Area Initiatives, and Coun. Keith Hern was reluctant to hand out a grant because he felt that they had already received money from the town, via GAI.

At the time it was not determined whether GAI granted those funds from their operational budget, or through other means.

Council decided to defer the decision until 2013 when they could have some questions answered about the grant application.

 

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