Tompkins County
New York

Resolution
2018-12

2018 Tourism Grant Programs Budget Adjustments

Information

Department:Strategic Tourism Planning BoardSponsors:
Category:Tourism

Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, Tompkins County has a variety of grant programs through its Tourism Program using funds drawn entirely from Room Occupancy Tax, and

 

              WHEREAS, the Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB) has a policy to allow these grant programs to roll allocated but unspent grant funds from a given year into the next year, and

 

              WHEREAS, the sources for these budget adjustments include allocated but unspent funds from the previous year and funds from released encumbrances for projects for which the full amount of the original award was not required to complete the project, and

 

WHEREAS, these budget adjustments do not impact the expected room tax reserve balance because they are moving forward unspent and returned funds from 2017 into the into the 2018 budget, and

 

WHEREAS, in the case of the Tourism Capital Grant budget, $43,480 of the recommended $49,874 budget adjustment is to support implementation of the Cayuga Lake Blueway Trail project, which has been previously approved but requires an adjustment to the 2018 budget to move those unspent 2017 funds into the 2018 budget for this project, and

 

WHEREAS, in the case of the Arts & Culture Organizational Development Grant program, the need for the recommended budget adjustment to this program to allow for partners to be funded (in aggregate) at historic levels was previously reported to the Budget, Capital and Personnel Committee during process of reviewing the 2018 room tax budget, and

 

WHEREAS, all specific awards and allocations of grant funds for the grant programs in question will be made by the Tompkins County Legislature upon the recommendation of the STPB through the typical grant application, review, and award processes for those programs, and

 

WHEREAS, the STPB voted to recommend these budget adjustments at its December 20, 2017, meeting, now therefore be it

 

              RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee, That the Tourism Capital Grant Program budget for 2018 is increased by $49,874, bringing the total 2018 budget for this program from $213,260 to $263,134,

 

              RESOLVED, further, That the Tourism Marketing & Advertising Grant Program budget for 2018 is increased by $3,135, bringing the total 2018 budget for this program from $50,000 to $53,135,  

 

RESOLVED, further, That the Community Celebrations Grant Program budget for 2018 is increased by $1,090, bringing the total 2018 budget for this program from $35,500 to $36,590,  

 

RESOLVED, further, That the New Tourism Initiative Grant Program budget for 2018 is increased by $6,900, bringing the total 2018 budget for this program from $74,000 to $80,900,  

 

RESOLVED, further, That the Tourism Project Grant Program budget for 2018 is increased by $23,373, bringing the total 2018 budget for this program from $84,000 to $107,373,

 

RESOLVED, further, That the Arts & Culture Organizational Development Grant Program budget for 2018 is increased by $7,523, bringing the total 2018 budget for this program from $222,347 to $229,870,

 

RESOLVED, further, That the Director of Finance be and hereby is authorized to make the following budget adjustments for 2018:

 

              Revenue:                6475.54625                            Tourism Capital Grants                                          $49,874

              Revenue:                6475.54626                            Marketing & Adv Grants                            $3,135

              Revenue:                6475.54623                            Community Celebrations                            $1,090

              Revenue:                6475.54628                            New Tourism Initiative Grants                            $6,900

Revenue:                6475.54624                            Tourism Projects                                          $23,373

Revenue:                6475.54619                            Arts & Cultl Orgs Stabil                                          $7,523

                                                                                                                                                          ======

                                                                                                                                                          $91,895

 

Expenditure:              6475.41113                             Room Tax                                                        $91,895

 

 

SEQR ACTION: TYPE II - 20

Meeting History

Jan 2, 2018 5:00 PM  Budget, Capital and Personnel Committee Special Meeting

In response to Mrs. McBean-Clairborne, Mr. Knipe said these adjustments reflect the concerns raised by the Legislature previously to bring the organizations to the level of funding they received in 2016.

Mr. Sigler said he would be abstaining from voting as he hopes to be applying for some of the marketing funds through his business.

RESULT:RECOMMENDED [3 TO 0]
MOVER:Glenn Morey, Member
SECONDER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
AYES:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Glenn Morey, Daniel Klein
ABSTAIN:Michael Sigler
Jan 16, 2018 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting

Mr. Sigler disclosed that he works in advertising and hopes to receive some of this funding and was granted permission to abstain from voting.

RESULT:ADOPTED [13 TO 0]
MOVER:Glenn Morey, Member
SECONDER:Deborah Dawson, Member
AYES:Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson
ABSTAIN:Michael Sigler