2018 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Committee Approved)

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W.E. Skelton Center

Item 368 #1h

Item 368 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Quality FY2019 $319,200 FY2020 $0 GF

Page 329, line 23, strike "$61,313,511" and insert "$61,632,711".

Page 330, after line 51, insert:

"I.  Out of the amounts appropriated in this item is $319,200 the first year from the general fund to retire debt and interest incurred by the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake to comply with a consent order to replace the wastewater system at the facility."


(This amendment would retire debt and interest incurred by W. E. Skelton Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake. In 2001, the Center voluntarily agreed to a consent order from DEQ to replace the lagoon wastewater system with a modern system, which was completed in 2005. In 2006, the General Assembly appropriated $375,000 to pay for part of the Center's costs, and it was anticipated that the state would pay $375,000, in 2007. That did not materialize. In 2013 the General Assembly appropriated an additional $80,000. The Center has been burdened with this debt and interest load since 2007, hindering its ability to deliver its products. It is important to note that the lagoon system was directed and permitted by DEQ, which then changed the requirements.)