Wednesday, July 23, 2014
More than a dozen Georgetown parades, festivals and celebrations will be getting partial or full funding from the city this budget year.
City Administrator Chris Carter presented the city council with a recommended list of special events to financially sponsor at the July 17 council meeting.
“These are legacy events that are done from year to year,” he said. “This is pretty much the same list as last year. … I’m sure there is a degree of expectation that we will fund them.”
The support totals $21, 037 of budgeted funds in the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget.
The support for each event varies, and includes fee waivers, sanitation, police, insurance and supply costs.
City Council unanimously approved the motion with no discussion.
The events to receive partial funding are:
Martin Luther King Parade, $669
African-American Parade, $349
East Bay Booster and Jamboree, $285
Kids Fest, $597
Memorial Day Celebration, $285
Georgetown High School • Homecoming Parade, $285
Fire Department Open House, $278
Safe Trick or Treat, $1,047
Veterans Day Parade, $285
Christmas Parade, $2,054
Jingle Walk, $234
Wreaths Across America, $25
Total co-sponsorship: $6,393
The events to receive full funding are:
4th of July Fireworks, $12,900
Movies in the Park (four events), $1,744
Total full sponsorship: $14,644