Legislation # 07-0599 Enactment Number none
Type Resolution Effective Date 11/7/2007
Introduction Date 11/7/2007
Title Resolution Authorizing the Creation of a Separate Entity Exempt from Federal Taxation Under IRS Section 501(c)(3) to Solicit Private Funding to Support the Hampton Teen Center.
 
Legislation History 07-0599
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
11/7/2007 Approved items 1 thorugh 6 and 8 through 10 on the consent agenda.
10/27/2007 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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Legislation Text 07-0599

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Resolution

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 07-0599

 

Enactment Number: -

 

Resolution Authorizing the Creation of a Separate Entity Exempt from Federal Taxation Under IRS Section 501(c)(3) to Solicit Private Funding to Support the Hampton Teen Center.

 

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Hampton has long supported efforts to ensure the health and well-being of young people and their families in the first two decades of life; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Hampton has long recognized and acknowledged the need for a facility designated to support the healthy development of teenagers; and

WHEREAS, Council has purchased the Sentara Fitness Center property with the intention of converting it into a multi-purpose facility for young people to explore interests, develop life skills, recreate, socialize, and to participate in a wide range of civic engagement opportunities; and

WHEREAS, funding will be required to equip the facility and to sufficiently staff the Teen Center to optimal levels, providing the highest quality programming and opportunities, and to sustain the facility and its programs throughout the upcoming years; and

WHEREAS, the City seeks to establish a separate 501(c)(3), non-profit entity to solicit and receive funds from private funding sources not otherwise available to the City that are specifically allocated to non-profit organizations (such as grants, private donations, property gifts, etc.) to support the creation and ongoing support of the Hampton Teen Center described here; and

WHEREAS, Council acknowledges that creation of such a separate entity requires its authorization and appropriate direction to the City Manager to cause to be drafted Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and a means of establishing a Board of Directors and officers for the entity as the initial steps in the entity formation process;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, (1) that the City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to take the steps necessary to create a separate entity exempt from federal taxation under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) to solicit private funding to support the Hampton Teen Center, (2) that the name of the entity shall be The Hampton Teen Center Foundation; (3) that the stated purpose of the entity shall be to ensure the ongoing success of the Hampton Teen Center through the acquisition of a variety of funding resources that can support furnishing, staffing and programming for the facility and its activities or other stated purpose with that general effect; and (4) that staff shall proceed with tax exemption filings as soon as legally practicable.

Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on November 7, 2007.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass

Clerk of the Council