Council consideration and endorsement of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application for Food Pantry renovations at Town Hall.
A public comment period will be included with this item (3 minutes).
ACTION: Council action is anticipated.
The Falmouth Food Pantry has operated out of Town Hall since July 2008. Since 2008 demand for the Pantry‚Äôs services has grown and the Pantry has requested to occupy additional space in Town Hall. The Falmouth Food Pantry needs include insufficient and inadequate space for food storage, waiting space, intake space, and counseling space.
A July 2013 building assessment for Town Hall by
Oak Point Associates indicated facility needs for that building including the Pantry space. Concept plans show a space increase from 550 sq.ft. to 880 sq.ft. for the Pantry, assuming that some Finance Department offices can be relocated. Renovation work is expected to cost $30-40K.
A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) may be available to help defray the cost of the Food Pantry portion of Town Hall improvements. Pursuing a CDBG grant requires a minimum 20% match by the Town and an affirmative vote by the Town Council.
Included is a staff memo and excerpt from the Oak Point report regarding the Pantry‚Äôs space as well as FAQ information and attachments regarding the Falmouth Food Pantry.