Hays County Meals Financial institution, Inc. has requested roughly $1.2 million in American Rescue Plan Funding to deal with rising meals insecurity in Hays County.
The Hays County Commissioners Court docket will hear a presentation relating to HCFB’s request for ARPA funding throughout Tuesday’s assembly.
HCFB — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit integrated in 1984 — seeks to improve its present 2,250 sq. foot facility to a 15,000 to 30,000 sq. foot facility on its four-acre property situated by The Village of San Marcos.
The Village is a $4 million, 22,000 sq. foot facility housing 4 social service organizations and serving greater than 30,000 Hays County residents.
The share of Texas households experiencing meals insecurity elevated from 13% in December 2018 to 22% in June 2021, and HCFB noticed a median of 700 households using its providers every week in FY2021, based on the ARPA funds proposal packet.
“Via a subrecipient settlement for the quantity of $1,188,000, HFCB will be capable to rent a advisor, carry out a feasibility research, and assemble a [15,000 or 30,000]sq. foot facility to deal with elevated meals insecurity in Hays County. $88,000 for the skilled providers and $1,100,000 for development,” the packet reads.
Damaged down, the estimated development value is $250-310 per sq. foot. The entire venture value is estimated between $3,838,000 and $9,388,000.
Commissioners will hear three different ARPA funds shows at Tuesday’s assembly.
The primary presentation comes from Wimberley EMS, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity with a service space of greater than 150 sq. miles of western Hays County.
Wimberley EMS has requested $242,157 so as to add one other ambulance to its emergency automobile fleet.
In response to the Wimberley EMS Ambulances ARPA SLFRF Challenge packet, Wimberley EMS at present operates two Superior Life Assist (ALS) ambulances (24/7), one backup (three whole), and 14 full-time paramedics.
Wimberley EMS recognized a number of constraints with its present emergency automobile fleet, together with extra mileage on fleet autos by touring to underserved areas and sooner deteriorating gear because of longer response instances.
One other 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Associates of the Pound Home (FPH), is asking for $89,900 to mitigate FPH’s monetary hardship from pandemic-related income loss.
Attributable to decreased income, FPH has needed to placed on maintain repairs to revive the farmstead’s irrigation system, essential to sustaining its historic grounds, based on the ARPA SLRF Challenge packet.
FPH raises funds to revive and keep the Dr. Pound Historic Farmstead, a state landmark and museum in regards to the life and instances of Dr. Pound, his household and descendants. Dr. Pound settled current day Dripping Springs again in 1854-1855 and have become the primary physician in Hays County.
The final funding request is from the Maxwell Particular Utility District (SUD).
Maxwell SUD has requested $50,000 for a 200kw generator to fulfill the necessities of Senate Invoice 3, a invoice handed following the February 2021 winter storm that left greater than 200,000 Texans with out operational water techniques.
SB 3 requires water utilities to develop and implement emergency preparedness plans to maintain their providers working throughout an prolonged energy outage, based on the ARPA SLFRF Maxwell Particular Utility District Challenge packet.
Roads discussions occupy a big a part of the Commissioners Court docket agenda this week, with the commissioners set to debate and take attainable motion to authorize an Superior Funding Settlement (AFA) with TxDOT referring to the county’s RM 3237 Section 2 venture between RM 12 and RM 150.
Security enhancements to those intersection areas are a part of the County’s 2016 Street Bond Program in cooperation with TxDOT.
Hays County would contribute an estimated $2,108,000 underneath the settlement, which might “memorialize the roles and obligations of TxDOT and Hays County for the proposed enhancements underneath Section 2,” based on the agenda merchandise abstract.
Section 2 enhancements embrace the addition of two-way middle flip lanes, left flip lanes, and shoulder widenings at varied intersection areas on RM 3237 between RM 12 and RM 150.
Hays County has moved ahead with the venture improvement of the RM 3237 Section 2 security enhancements, together with engineering and environmental clearance. Execution of the AFA would permit these phases to be accomplished and favorably place the venture for Hays County to hunt development funding by means of CAMPO or different funding alternatives as they come up, the merchandise abstract states.
In different enterprise, the commissioners will contemplate a Skilled Providers Settlement for bettering ADA accessibility on the Hays County Authorities Middle.
Commissioners will contemplate an settlement with HDR Structure, Inc. to develop schematics for ADA modifications to constructing and worker entrances and two district courtrooms.
The quantity proposed within the settlement is $49,995 and would come from the Civil Courts Constructing Fund and Infrastructure Enchancment Payment Fund.
The commissioners courtroom assembly will start at 9 a.m. on the Hays County Historic Courthouse situated at 111 E. San Antonio St.
These trying to take part in public feedback can submit a public participation/witness kind to the county clerk earlier than 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
For these not attending the assembly however are nonetheless wishing to submit public feedback to be learn throughout commissioners courtroom, go to the Hays County web site to fill out and submit a PDF kind to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. the night previous to a commissioners courtroom assembly.
To view the complete assembly agenda or watch the commissioner courtroom livestream, go to https://hayscountytx.com/commissioners-court/court-video.