A&P Commission Recap: April 2012

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.

Roll Call

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

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