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File #: 21-1168    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/3/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/19/2021 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing and Consideration of the Submission of a Non-Competitive Grant Application to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Litter Prevention and Recycling Program for Funding of the Adopt-A-Park Litter Control Program.
Attachments: 1. 21-1168_Adopt-a-Park Procedures 2022, 2. 21-1168_FY 2021 Litter Control Awards, 3. 21-1168_FY22 Litter Control Budget
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM

DATE: JUNE 8, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Public Hearing and Consideration of the Submission of a Non-Competitive Grant Application to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Litter Prevention and Recycling Program for Funding of the Adopt-A-Park Litter Control Program.
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ISSUE: Consideration of a non-competitive grant application to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Litter Prevention and Recycling Program, for funding to support the Adopt-A-Park Litter Control Program.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council receive this report, and after the public hearing, authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents that may be required to submit the non-competitive grant application, due June 30, 2021 to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Litter Prevention and Recycling Program.

DISCUSSION: The City's Adopt-A-Park program began in 1978, with the first litter grant award. Through this program, local citizen groups enter into an agreement with the City to pick up litter (broken glass, bottles, cans and paper) in their assigned park areas. This program has been very successful in increasing cleanliness in the parks, controlling litter, and involving citizens in their neighborhood park. Approximately 23 park areas are being maintained and monitored through this program in 2021.Due to the impacts and guidelines to ensure public safety in response to the COVID19 pandemic, the FY 2021 season occurred from August 2020 through November 2020. In addition, the pandemic resulted in 11 fewer groups participating as compared to previous years.

The Adopt-A-Park program is managed by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA). RPCA staff makes monthly inspections and rates the park areas...

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