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  9.       
Meeting Date: 01/08/2020  
Submitted By: Luis Pedroza, Management Services Director
Focus Area: Other / NA

SUBJECT:
DISCUSSION/DECISION on approval of SECOND READING of Ordinance No. 19-1115, an Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona, amending Ordinances 718, 837 and 10-987, and 19-1109 ADJUSTING FEES for the VISITOR CENTER FACILITY and PROGRAMS in order to recover operating costs, establishing severability of components of Ordinance, and establishing an effective date thereof.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
The Mayor and Council adopted revisions to Title 12 effective September 13, 2019.  We discovered an error in the way staff presented the language to the fee changes at the Visitor Center.  This resolution is to make those corrections to DMC Title 12.
 
BACKGROUND:
The visitor center fees were adjusted to be more competitive as other cities and charge a fair use for the room.  The fees on 9/13/19 were adopted as follows:
 
  • Under 50 people no food from $60 to $70 and with food from $80 to $110
  • Add non profit no food fee for $50 and $70 with food
  • 50-100 people no food from $90 to $110 and with food from $110 to $130
  • Add non profit no food fee for $60 and $80 with food
  • Over 100 people no food from $100 to $130 and with food from $120 to $150
  • Add non profit no food fee for $70 and $90 with food
  • Use of kitchen facility (additional) from $100 to $120
  •  Eliminated exemption on City sponsored events and offered a 50% discount instead
 
The fees were adopted without including the room fee, therefore the fees were inadvertently decreased.  We are presenting this resolution so that we make corrections to the language and increase the room fee by $15.00 per room, while leaving the cleaning fee the way it is.  We are also recommending the exemption of non profits for the room fee, but having them pay a cleaning fee.  We are also increasing the use of the kitchen with food from $100 to $120.
 
DISCUSSION:
The language revisions will have the effect as originally intended, which was to slightly increase fees for the use of the room according to other City rates, while also allowing non profits to continue to use the room for free, with only a cleaning fee.

"...that the Mayor and Council approve the second the reading of Ordinance No. 19-1115 and to place it on third reading by number and title only."
 
Attachments
Chapter 12 DMC VC Revisions
Ordinance Visitor Center Fees


    

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