City funds $21k in special events

  • 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

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