Chapter 4.40
ACCEPTANCE OF DONATIONS AND GRANTS

Sections:

4.40.010    Scope.

4.40.020    Grants of funds.

4.40.030    Donations of personal property.

4.40.010 Scope.

This chapter addresses the procedure and authority for acceptance of donations or grants of personal property and acceptance of grants or donations of funds. Donations or grants of real property are addressed separately in KGBC 11.45.010. As used in this chapter the term “borough” refers to any borough budgeting unit including areawide, non-areawide, service area, or enterprise operations, as appropriate. [Ord. No. 1388, §1, 3-20-06. Code 1974 §40.20.005.]

4.40.020 Grants of funds.

(a)    The borough manager may accept donations or grants to the borough of cash in amounts up to $25,000 if the manager finds, in writing, that:

(1)    Acceptance of the donation or grant is in the borough’s best interest; and

(2)    The donation or grant, including any required borough matching funds, does not commit the borough to expenditures of funds in excess of amounts already appropriated for those purposes.

The borough manager shall notify the borough assembly of any donations or grants accepted in accordance with this subsection so that acknowledgements may be made at the next regular assembly meeting following receipt of the donation or grant.

(b)    Donations, grants or gifts to the borough of funds must be approved by the borough assembly by motion or resolution if they: (1) are in excess of $25,000; (2) require an additional appropriation of borough matching funds; or (3) commit the borough to future expenditure. [Ord. No. 1407, §1, 10-2-06; Ord. No. 1388, §1, 3-20-06. Code 1974 §40.20.010.]

4.40.030 Donations of personal property.

(a)    The borough manager may accept donations of personal property valued at under $25,000, if the manager finds, in writing, that:

(1)    Acceptance of the donation is in the borough’s best interest; and

(2)    Acceptance of the donation will not be expected to result in an increase in the borough’s ongoing operating expenses.

The borough manager shall notify the borough assembly of any donations accepted in accordance with this subsection in order that acknowledgements may be made at the next regular assembly meeting following receipt of the donation.

(b)    If a donation of personal property is estimated to be valued in excess of $25,000, if a borough expenditure is required to make use of a donation of personal property, or if acceptance of the personal property will be expected to increase ongoing operating costs for the borough, acceptance of the donation to the borough must be approved by the borough assembly by motion or resolution. [Ord. No. 1388, §1, 3-20-06. Code 1974 §40.20.020.]