The group that has been spearheading the effort to bring the Georgetown Youth Community Center to Georgetown initially asked the Board of Selectman to consider supporting the opening of the Youth Center with a $15,000 transfer.

As conversations proceeded, two issues arose:

  1. There is uncertainty as to when the $30,000 grant will actually arrive from the State House.  In order to be able to open the Youth Center in the Fall and continue the momentum that has been developing since the spring, there was concern that there would not be enough available money in the short term to fund salaries.  The increased transfer is designed to serve as a bridge between now and when State monies arrive.
  2. When Georgetown asked our legislators to consider supporting the Youth Center, there was the sense that Georgetown would work to match the contribution coming from Boston.  As a result, the Board of Selectman voted to support a transfer in the amount of $45,000 to ensure our obligations were met.

The increase in the transfer does not change the budget or expectations of the GYCC budget.  Funds remaining at the end of the Fiscal Year (June 30, 2020) can be transferred back to the town’s general fund for future use in the various departments of town government.