The Hope Tourism Promotion and Advertising Commission met on Tuesday evening to discuss permits and overdue payments, hear a presentation on advertising with the Arkansas Travel Guide, and hear about land updates. baseball bat and the Third Street billboard.
After reviewing and approving the minutes of the previous meeting in August, the committee approved the August expenditure report. After being approved, Commission President Sharon Caldwell discussed the upcoming Trunk or Treat event hosted by Plow Boys and Tailgaters. Caldwell mentioned that while she usually gets the costume contest prizes out of pocket, she wonders if she could get funding for them this year. She said the prizes typically cost around $ 500. Don Still, noting that little money had been spent on festivals this year, initially proposed that $ 750 be allocated. Steve Montgomery said he was not sure, noting that the motion could open up more financial demands from other sources. Still amended the motion to say that the awards would be “partially sponsored by” the city.
After the discussion, the committee heard the report on permits and payments. Hebrews 11: 1 turned out to be two months behind schedule, while Little Caesar’s and Wadley turned out to be three months behind on their permits with the city. It was determined by the commission that letters would be sent noting that Little Caesar’s and Wadley’s licenses would be revoked if no action was taken. It was determined that the businesses would be donated until October 15.
The panel then heard a presentation from Lauren Euseppi detailing the city’s listings for the Arkansas Travel Guide. Last year’s ad campaign cost around $ 7,000, while this year’s ad campaign will cost around $ 9,000. Trevor Coffee proposed that the campaign be approved. The motion was seconded and carried.
Finally, Secretary Summer Powell provided an update on the ballpark and fencing project, noting that progress was being made against the approved schedule. She also reported on the Third Street Advertisement Sign project, noting that she was expecting a response from David Hamilton with Seiz Signs.
The meeting was adjourned shortly thereafter.