The Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission held its regular monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Monday inside the Town Center on the downtown square.
Below is a roundup of highlights from the group’s meeting for April 2012.
Present: Bob Davis, Lioneld Jordan, Bill Lyle, Hannah Mills, Maudie Schmitt,
Absent: Brandon Karn, Justin Tennant
Monthly HMR collections up
Total collections reported in March 2012 were $201,015, an 18.88% increase over the same month last year.
Overall 2012 collections are at $585,243 which is a 15.51% increase on the year.
Below is a graph and table representing five years of HMR tax collections in Fayetteville.
Overdue HMR tax collections
According to City Attorney Kit Williams, the City Prosecutor’s Office collected $7,458.46 in overdue HMR taxes in March 2012.
This brings the total year-to-day collection of overdue HMR taxes to $26,393,39.
Williams of the 29 cases listed on the City Prosecutor’s report, seven cases now show a zero delinquent balance, but no cases were closed.
Visitors Center sales still up
Sales in the downtown Visitors Center continue to rise.
Total sales for March 2012 were $4,516.75, an 84% increase over March 2011.
Visits to the center were also up for the month with 1,213 total visitors, a 75% increase over the same month last year.
New bylaws approved
Commissioners unanimously approved an amendment to the group’s bylaws which adds a 10-part policy for “open and responsive operation.” Full story here.
Old Post Office purchase update
The commission voted unanimously to offer $730,000 for the Old Post Office building, based on a recent appraisal of the 100-year-old structure. The offer, to be negotiated by Davis Law Firm, is contingent upon a satisfactory inspection of the building.
Commission supports Butterfield Overland Trail designation
The group voted to officially support the designation of the Butterfield Overland Trail as a national historic trail (more info on the proposed designation here).
Full agenda packet