TOWN OF SHENANDOAH, VIRGINIA REVITALIZATION FUNDING RECEIVED
    

Updated January 25, 2011

 

FUNDING RECEIVED

 

May 27, 1994              The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries awarded a grant to the

Town,  in the amount of $45,750, to build a public boat dock and   ramp. This was the beginning of our Shenandoah River Park.

 

October 1, 1998          The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a

Brownfields Pilot Grant in the amount of $200,000 for an

environmental study on the Big Gem tract to detect any   contamination.

 

May 20, 1999              The Virginia Department of Transportation awarded a Transportation Enhancement Grant (TEA-21) in the amount of $54,000 for First Street landscaping, street lamp banners and kiosk on the municipal building, as well as welcome/entry signs and a historical marker at the river.

 

July 19, 1999              The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development awarded a Planning Grant in the amount of $15,000 to be used to develop a plan for revitalization and redevelopment.

 

January, 2000            In an unprecedented measure, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency granted Shenandoah $15,000 for use in community arbitration and leadership training. The program, the first of its kind in the nation, is to be used as a model for all “Brownfield” redevelopment sites in the country.

 

March 29, 2000          The Virginia Department of Transportation allocated $175,000 from the Recreational Access Fund to build a recreational access road at the Shenandoah Boat Landing.

 

April 12, 2000             The Environmental Protection Agency awarded a supplemental grant in the amount of $150,000, which increased their funding of October 1, 1998 from the original $200,000 to a total of $350,000.

 

June 1, 2000              The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

awarded an Economic Development Initiative Special Project Grant in the amount of $46,250 for the town to develop a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.

 

July 28, 2000              The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development awarded a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $800,000 to revitalize the downtown area.

 

 

 

March 16, 2001          Wrangler donated $3,200 toward creating a walking track in

Shenandoah. The River Park was chosen as the location and the walking trail was not completed and dedicated until June of 2010.

 

October 25, 2002        The Virginia Center for Innovative Technology awarded a $1,500  

                                    grant to assist with the RUS Grant Application for the “Community-

                                    Oriented Connectivity Broadband Pilot Grant Program from

                                    the USDA-Rural Utilities Service.

 

March, 2003               The Town received a grant for $2,000 from the Virginia Department of                              Historic Resources to go toward the fee for completion of the survey                                  work and submission of the application for designation as a Historic

                                    District. This award went directly to our consultant, Maral Kalbian.

 

April 15, 2003             The Virginia Department of Forestry, and the U. S. Forest Service  awarded a grant in the amount of $20,000 for the Big Gem/

Shenandoah River Rehabilitation Project. This represents a partial

award of the original request of $25,000. Part of these funds will pay for a part-time Project Manager.

 

July 24, 2003              The Town received the additional $5,000 of the original request from

                                    the Virginia Department of Forestry.

 

September 24, 2003    The Town was awarded a Community-Oriented Connectivity Broadband Grant in the amount of $643,493 through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service. This grant will be used to bring wireless, high-speed Internet service to our community and surrounding areas.

 

October 21, 2003        The Town was awarded additional funding for the Shenandoah

                                    Transportation Progression Project in the amount of $45,000, from the

                                    Virginia Department of Transportation through their Transportation

                                    Enhancement Program. This will enable the Town to complete the

                                    streetscape portion of their revitalization project, which includes the

                                    installation of gateway signs on each end of Route 340 and on Route

                                    602 as you enter Town coming off the Shenandoah River bridge, a

                                    historical marker on the Shenandoah River near the boat landing,

                                    banners for the street lamps, benches, trash receptacles, concrete

planters, hanging planters, an information kiosk with historical signage, and landscaping.

 

October 11,2000—     The Town participated in a revenue-sharing project with the Virginia

June 26, 2003             Department of Transportation and Page County to replace sidewalks,

                                    curb and gutter on specified sections throughout the Town. Over this

                                    time period the town invested $200,000, and this amount was matched

with $200,000 from Page County. With these funds, replacement has  been completed in the following areas:

                                                1) Third Street between Pennsylvania and Maryland Avenue

                                                2) Pennsylvania Avenue between First and Second Street

                                                3) Pennsylvania Avenue between Seventh and Eighth Street

                                                4) Third Street between Virginia Avenue and Denver Avenue

February 6, 2004        VF Jeans Wear/Wrangler donated $7,500 to the Town of Shenandoah to be used for the purchase of a handicap accessible gazebo for the Big Gem Park.

 

June 1, 2004               The Virginia Department of Forestry and the U. S. Forest Service awarded an additional grant in the amount of $20,000 for the Big Gem/Shenandoah River Rehab Project. This represents a partial award of the $25,000 requested.

 

November 18, 2004    The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) allocated $333,250 from the Recreational Access Fund to build a recreational access road at the Big Gem Historical and Recreational Park. The project did not go to bid until 2009, and at that point the Town did not have funding for their share of the project in order to move forward. VDOT did not require the Town to repay expenditures for preliminary engineering, so $18,977.69 was retained.

 

February 18, 2005      The June 1, 2004 award from the Virginia Department of Forestry was increased by $5,000.

 

September 30, 2004-   The Town received individual donations totaling $1,600 for the

  April 28, 2005           purchase of picnic tables to be used at Big Gem Park.

 

June 1, 2005               The Virginia Department of Forestry awarded $15,000 to be used

This was the third year Shenandoah received funding, for a total of $65,000.

 

October 26, 2005        Christ United Methodist Church of Shenandoah donated $3,782.59 to be used to purchase an aeration system and other items to keep the     water clear in the pond at Big Gem Park. This was ½ of the net proceeds from their first Silent/Live Auction.

 

2005                            Artist Charles Overman donated a sculpture valued at $15,000, which was placed at the Big Gem Park.

                                                                                                                 

2003-2005                   Dr. Swallow made contributions totaling $3,000 to be used for Parks & Recreation/Big Gem.

 

November 15, 2006    Christ United Methodist Church of Shenandoah donated $7,194.21 for a pocket park on First Street across from the Town Hall. A Town Flag with the official town logo, the Virginia Flag and the United States Flag, along with the poles, were placed in the park. Concrete and a wooden rail fence were installed to provide an area for benches. This was ½ of the net proceeds from their 2nd annual Silent/Live Auction.

 

November 15, 2006    LeeRoy and Shirley Tomney donated $1,000 toward construction of the building to house the model train on First Street.

 

October 17, 2005-       R. R. Donnelly of Harrisonburg donated $4,500 toward development

 November 26, 2007   of the ball fields at Big Gem Park.

 

 

2007                            Clayton Hinegardner donated a 1/3 scale model of The General steam

                                    engine, which was valued at $14,500. This was placed on First Street.

 

March 7, 2008            The Virginia Department of Forestry awarded $6,700 for riverbank

                                    restoration. This included grading the river bank and planting trees.

 

October 30, 2008        Page County donated $1,000 to be used toward the purchase of

                                    banners to be placed on Route 340.

 

December 12, 2008    Christ United Methodist Church of Shenandoah donated $6,292.64 to purchase seasonal banners to be placed on Route 340. This was ½ of the net proceeds from their 4th annual Silent/Live Auction.

 

 January 26,2009       Page Valley Cycling received $10,000 from Bikes Belong and has

                                    partnered with the Town of Shenandoah to put bike trails and a pump

                                    track at Big Gem Park.

 

November 23, 2009    On November 23, 2009, the Town received a 2009 Kodak American Greenways Award in the amount of $1,000 to be combined with the funds donated by Wrangler in 2001 to be used for a walking trail. This segment of trail was completed in June 2010.

 

May 19, 2006-             The Shenandoah Beautification Committee received donations and/or

December 31, 2009   held fund raisers resulting in a total of $8,441.10 in funds received during this time period.

 

September 10, 2008-   Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church donated $1,000 toward the

  June 12, 2009           Skate Park, and other individuals and businesses donated combined

                                    funds in the amount of $2,555.32. This is a grand total of $3,555.32.

 

February 12, 2010      The Shenandoah Women’s Club donated $2,347 to build a picnic

                                    pavilion at Big Gem Park. This amount, combined with other funds

                                    received in the amount of $915, comes to a total of $3,262.

 

September 29, 2010-   Tim and Becky Williams have donated $1,300 to be used for

  November 9, 2010    improvements to the batting cage on Long Avenue.

                                   

September 9, 2010-     Christ United Methodist Church has continued their annual Silent/

  December, 2010       Live Auction, and for 2009 and 2010 funds will be going toward

building a Veteran’s Memorial Park on Virginia Avenue across from the Post Office. They will be handling the funds to build the park. At this time, individuals have donated a total of $1,662.30 to the Town for the construction of the park.

 

TOTAL FUNDING RECEIVED FOR REVITALIZATION 
SINCE 1994

 

 

 $2,581,460.85

 

 

 

 


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