2007-2008 Grant Agreement with the Chamber of Commerce
|Meeting Date:||September 18, 2007||Primary Staff Contact:||Martha Bennett|
|Secondary Dept.:||Finance/Adm. Svcs.||Secondary Contact:||Lee Tuneberg|
|Approval:||Martha Bennett||Estimate Time:||Consent Agenda|
The City Council needs to approve the contracts for the FY 2007-2008 grant to the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. The grant amount is for a total of $255,070.
|Staff Recommendation: |
Staff recommends that Council adopt the attached contract
The City has relied on the Chamber of Commerce to provide visitor and convention bureau services and certain economic development services for many years. The City provides a grant to the Chamber for these activities, and the attached contract outlines the specific tasks and outcomes that the City hopes to achieve with this grant amount. Of this grant, $85,330 goes to promote tourism that meets the state definition and $169,740 goes to specific economic development activities.
The City Council held a joint study session with the Chamber Board on June 25, 2007. At that meeting, several changes to the contract were discussed. Those changes included:
Staff has gone over these changes with the Chamber of Commerce, and they agree that these are tasks that can and should be performed under the contract.
This contract is for one year, rather than three years, as with the last contract. As discussed on June 25, the City may wish to revise the responsibilities that the City and Chamber provide for economic development after the economic development strategy is completed.
|Related City Policies:|
This contract implements part of the economic element (Chapter 7) of the comprehensive plan
This contract implements Council resolution 2004-32
Council can approve this grant agreement with the Chamber.
Council can provide additional direction to staff for amendments to the grant agreement
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