2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Callahan
Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority

Item 531 #54h

Item 531 #54h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Nonstate Agencies
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies FY2005 $0 FY2006 $400,000 GF

Page 482, after line 18, insert:
"Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for Cultural and Artistic Affairs, $400,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority."

(This amendment provides $400,000 from the general fund in the second year to the Northern Virginia Park Authority. For many years the Park Authority recieved $200,000-$400,000 per year, from first the District of Columbia and then Fairfax County, to offset the impact of the landfill next to Occoquan Regional Park. The agreement ended in 2003. At the same time, bad weather over the last couple of years has adversely affected the three golf courses that generate 35 percent of the park enterprise revenue. These two factors have resulted in a budget deficit for the Authority. Currently, steps are being taken to both reduce the costs and increase revenue, but these efforts will take time to have their affect. In Fiscal Year 2004, the Authority experienced a $400,000 deficit by years end.)