City Gives Contract To Chamber For Year 2000
Tuesday night the Manhattan City Commission approved a contract with
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for Industrial Promotions, Tourism and
Convention Contracts/Budgets, and the 2000 Fort Riley Consultant Contract.
Dan Colantone, Chamber President, Becky Blake, Chamber Convention and
Visitors Bureau Director and Ann Harts, Chamber Economic Development
Director made the presentation.
Here is the memo given to the Commission:
Each year at this time, the Chamber submits a proposed Industrial Promotion
and Tourism and Convention Contract and Budget and a proposed Ft. Riley
Consultant contract for the upcoming year.
The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce has submitted a proposed Industrial
Promotion and Tourism and Convention Contract and Budget for 2000 as well
as the proposed 2000 Fort Riley Consultant Contract.
For fiscal 2000, the City budgeted $130,000 from the Industrial Promotion
Fund to be paid to the Chamber. The Industrial Promotion Contract calls for
the City to pay the Chamber $130,000 in 2000 for their services as outlined
in the Scope of Services attached to the Contract. Included in this amount
is $10,000 for the Chamber to market the Corporate Technology Park,
contingent upon Riley County contributing a like amount. The Chamber has
submitted the required budget information for the Chamber Economic
The Tourism and Convention Contract calls for the City to send the Chamber
up to $420,960 received from the 5% transient guest tax, provided
sufficient revenue is collected. In return, the Chamber will provide
tourism and convention services for the City as outlined in the 2000
Business Plan attached to the proposed contract. The Chamber has submitted
the required budget information for the Chamber Convention and VisitorsÆ
Bureau Fund. The City budgeted $420,960 in the Tourism and Convention Fund
to be sent to the Chamber.
The proposed 2000 Fort Riley Consultant Contract calls for the City to
contribute $12,000 for a consultant to promote Fort Riley in Washington
D.C. This is exactly the amount the City budgeted from the Industrial
Promotion Fund in 1999.
It appears the Commission has the following alternatives concerning the
issue at hand. The Commission may:
Approve the proposed 2000 Industrial Promotion and Tourism and Convention
Contracts and Budgets with the Chamber and approve the proposed 2000 Fort
Riley Consultant Contract.
Deny the Contracts and Budgets.
Modify the proposed 2000 Contracts and Budgets to meet the needs of the
Table the request.