Supervisor Richard Granger voted towards full funding. He had proposed $ 10,000, sufficient to cowl commercials and banners, insurance coverage and tents, however not the price of youngsters’s video games, rides or the stage. Nobody supported it.
Supervisor Cathy Binder responded with a movement in the wrong way – the total $ 23,000. There was no second in that both.
Supervisor Jeff Stonehill instructed $ 11,000 to match the employees advice. As soon as once more, there was radio silence when President Annie Cupka requested for a second.
Supervisor Jeff Bueche has requested a dialogue. Though he admitted that the autumn pageant is the county’s flagship occasion, he stated it “appears to be the identical 12 months after 12 months. Parade, mini-farm and craft truthful within the sports activities corridor. What extra can we do? What can we do out of the extraordinary?
He favored the concept of utilizing tourism funds to assist with the occasion as a result of “one thing of this nature is giving King George County taxpayers a return on their funding.” However, he stated, he could be extra inclined to bear the total quantity if there have been extra improved provides, not the “usual, usual” one.
Stonehill agreed that “it is gotten a bit stale” and that if the organizers might provide you with extra occasions, he could be keen to fund the demand as nicely.
Binder stated she got here up with full funding for the Fall Pageant as a result of the county – like area and state, nation and world – has been by means of quite a bit throughout the pandemic.