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<br />ORD-2020-016 <br />ORANGE COUNTY <br />BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> <br />ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: June 16, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-l <br /> <br />SUBJECT: Application for North Carolina Education Lottery Proceeds for Chapel Hill – <br />Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) and Contingent Approval of Budget <br />Amendment #11-A Related to CHCCS Capital Project Ordinances <br /> <br />DEPARTMENT: Finance and Administrative <br /> Services <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br />Attachment 1. CHCCS – Lottery <br />Proceeds Debt Service <br />Application <br /> Paul Laughton, (919) 245-2152 <br />Gary Donaldson, (919) 245-2453 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />PURPOSE: To approve an application to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction <br />(NCDPI) to release proceeds from the NC Education Lottery account related to FY 2019-20 <br />debt service payments for Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS), and to approve <br />Budget Amendment #11-A, contingent on the NCDPI’s approval of the application. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: Both County School Systems have previously presented approved <br />resolutions from their respective Boards requesting that the County modify its Capital Funding <br />Policy by applying accumulated lottery funds to debt service payments, and permitting current <br />year withdrawals of lottery proceeds immediately after the State’s quarterly lottery fund <br />allocations. This policy expedites both the application process and the receipt of funds for both <br />school systems. <br /> <br />Currently, the accumulated available lottery proceeds for Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools <br />(CHCCS) is $436,128. The attached application requests NCDPI to release lottery proceeds in <br />the amount of $436,000 to cover debt service for projects previously financed for the Chapel Hill <br />– Carrboro City School system. <br /> <br />Budget Amendment #11-A provides for the receipt of the Lottery Proceeds, contingent on <br />NCDPI’s approval of the application, and substitutes the amount of Lottery Proceeds approved <br />for debt service as additional Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) funds for FY 2019-20 for CHCCS long- <br />range capital needs and projects. These additional PAYGO funds were budgeted as part of the <br />FY 2019-20 (Year 1) Capital Investment Fund approved by the Board of County Commissioners <br />and are allocated to the following projects: <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />1