County Board To Vote On Funds For Senior Center, Castaic Fire Station
If approved by the Los Angeles County Board , the SCV Senior Center could receive $166,318 and the project to build a new fire station in Castaic could move forward.
Millions of dollars could be budgeted for the Santa Clarita Valley if two consent calendar items are approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday meeting.
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Funds for the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center
The board will decide whether to approve four-year contracts with 24 organizations that provide services to seniors and have submitted proposals to participate in the county’s Supportive Services Program.
If approved, the Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging, which runs the SCV Senior Center, could receive $166,318 for the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year.
“The SSP (Supportive Services Program) provides supportive services to older individuals…to address functional limitations, maintain health and independence, promote socialization, and ensure access to the senior services system to avoid premature institutionalization,” according to board documents.
In October 2013, the county’s Community and Senior Services Department sent more than 500 letters to organizations in each supervisorial district, inviting them to bid on Older Americans Act funds, available through the Supportive Services Program.
The SCV Committee on Aging was one of the few organizations that submitted a proposal and was recommended for funding.
About $2.8 million is available between all 24 agencies.
“Overall funding for each agency is subject to the availability of funds each fiscal year and the agency’s performance in meeting the goals of the SSP in the County,” according to board documents.
Castaic Fire Station Budget Pending Approval
The total project budget for a new fire station in Castaic is also pending approval by the board.
Fire Station 143 on Hasley Canyon Road has a revised total budget of about $10.5 million.
The budget was initially approved in May 2008, but was then placed on hold in April 2010, due to budgetary constraints, according to board documents.
The project was revisited in December 2012 and new construction documents were prepared.
The 9,700 square foot facility will include a two-bay apparatus room, main office, day room, kitchen, exercise room, dormitory quarters for seven personnel, and Americans with Disabilities Act accessible restrooms.
Fire Station 143 is scheduled for completion in September 2016, according to board documents.
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Article: County Board To Vote On Funds For Senior Center, Castaic Fire Station
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Allison Pari