Calvo, Mabini team up to spruce up athletic, community infrastructure
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2012
If a request from Governor Eddie Baza Calvo is approved by the federal government, $3.4 million will be spent over the next three years to repair and renovate community and athletic facilities throughout the island. Recently, Senator Sam Mabini wrote to the Governor with an idea to include these projects in an annual funding request to the U.S. Department of the Interior for Compact Impact Assistance and related capital improvement projects. Governor Calvo informed Senator Mabini of the good news in a response letter.
“I’m happy to report that more than $3.4 million has been requested, for Fiscal Years 2012 to 2014, to go directly to the villages, through the Mayors Council of Guam and the Department of Parks and Recreation. These funds will repair and renovate community facilities, gymnasiums, and other recreational infrastructure,” he wrote to Sen. Mabini. “This spirit of cooperative and collaborative leadership is something my administration holds dear. It’s clear with this news, that when elected leaders come together to help our people, we can come up with solutions that benefit all.”
The funding request is split over three years:
FY 2012 IA: $500,000 for community facility renovation and repairs to the Mayors Council of Guam (Phase I)
FY 2013 CIP: $520,000 for community facility renovation and repairs to the MCOG (Phase II)
FY 2013 CIP: $1,000,000 for island-wide restroom repairs & upgrades to the Department of Parks and Recreation and the MCOG
FY 2014 CIP: $1,472,974 for gymnasium & recreational facility renovations to DPR and the MCOG
Governor Calvo’s FY2012 IA request of $500K for MCOG Phase I projects has been approved by DOI. The Governor’s Office is waiting for DOI and Assistant Secretary Tony Babauta to act on Guam’s FY2013 & FY2014 CIP requests.
For more information, or to schedule an interview, call Phill Leon Guerrero at 929-7467 or 475-9213.