FAIRFIELD — An updated agreement between the city and the Fairfield Community Services Foundation includes administrative support the municipality will make available and the city’s right to audit foundation accounts.
The agreement, approved Tuesday by the City Council, follows the pact reached in 1999 after the foundation’s start in 1994. The group supports park, recreation and other services in Fairfield.
“It’s been beneficial for both of us,” Tom Work, community resources manager for Fairfield, said of the city and foundation. “It’s been a great relationship.”
Projects the foundation funded include Midnight Shakespeare and the Fairfield Festival of the Winds, formerly the “Where is Fairfield?” festival. The foundation is also the driving force behind the Fun on the Run after-school recreation and nutrition program.
The city used to handle membership renewals for the foundation but no longer does and the new agreement reflects that, Work said. Administrative support the city provides includes maintaining minutes of foundation meetings and other records.
Foundation board members meet monthly on the first Thursday in the Community Center Conference Room. The board has approved the updated agreement with the city.
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