Tompkins County
New York

Jan 2, 2018 5:00 PM

Allocation of 2018 Strategic Tourism Implementation Funding to the County’s Tompkins Center for History and Culture Capital Project Budget


Department:Strategic Tourism Planning BoardSponsors:


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature accepted the 2020 Strategic Tourism Plan on September 18, 2012, and


WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB) has adopted a Heritage Tourism Implementation Plan that further identifies priority actions for implementing the 2020 Strategic Tourism Plan, including the establishment of a new home for The History Center, and


WHEREAS, Tompkins County has established a dedicated funding source for implementing the 2020 Strategic Tourism Plan, known as the Strategic Tourism Implementation (STI) fund, and


WHEREAS, the STPB voted to recommend funding in full for the STI proposal for the Tompkins Center for History and Culture project including $100,000 in 2018 to support a portion of the County’s $450,000 expected contribution towards required code-related improvements, bringing the County’s expected contribution from other sources towards these improvements down to $350,000, and


WHEREAS, Tompkins County has established a capital project budget from which to purchase and make required capital improvements to the Tompkins Trust Building for use as the Tompkins Center for History and Culture, and


WHEREAS, the STPB has requested that were the County to sell the former Tompkins Trust Building in the future due to failure of the project to move forward as anticipated, so that the code improvements to the building are not completed and the Tompkins Center for History and Culture does not open, that the $100,000 in room tax funds authorized by this resolution be returned to the room tax reserve account, and


WHEREAS, with the budget adjustment authorized by a separate resolution, Strategic Tourism Implementation funding for this project exists within the hotel room occupancy tax-funded Tourism Program budget for 2018, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee, That $100,000 is transferred from the room-tax funded Strategic Tourism Implementation program budget to the County’s capital project budget for the Tompkins Center for History and Culture project to support renovation of the former Tompkins Trust Building,


RESOLVED, further, That the Director of Finance be and hereby is authorized to make the following budget adjustment in fiscal year 2018 from the General Fund - Room Tax Unit to the Tompkins Center for History and Culture Project Capital Account HB1617.59239.16.17:



Decrease Appropriation:              6475.54497              Strategic Tourism Plan                            ($100,000)

Increase Appropriation:                            6475.54802              Contribution to Construction              $100,000



Increase Revenue:                            HB1617.45031.16.17              Interfund (A)                            $100,000

Increase Appropriation:                            HB1617.59239.16.17              Tompkins Ctr for


Project                             $100,000



Meeting History

Jan 2, 2018 5:00 PM  Budget, Capital and Personnel Committee Special Meeting
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MOVER:Daniel Klein, Member
SECONDER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
AYES:Michael Sigler, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Glenn Morey, Daniel Klein