Staff requests the City Commission review the proposed special events per square foot cost recovery fee resolution and vote to approve an agreed upon amount.
The City of Leesburg and the Leesburg Partnership will be hosting the 15th Annual Leesburg Bikefest on April 8 - 10, 2011.
1. Approve the resolution for a per square foot cost recovery fee and its methodology as identified in Attachment A.
2. Other such action as the Commission may deem appropriate.
There is no anticipated fiscal impact to the city at this time.
Department: Community Development
Prepared by: Mike Miller, Planner
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A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG ESTABLISHING THE SPECIAL EVENTS VENUE AREA PER SQUARE FOOT COST RECOVERY FEE FOR SPECIAL EVENTS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
WHEREAS, the 15th Annual Leesburg Bikefest is an annual major special event being held in the City of Leesburg on April 8 – 10, 2011; and
WHEREAS, the projected three day attendance of the Leesburg Bikefest is to be as high as approximately 250,000 participants; and
WHEREAS, the City of Leesburg recognizes that the Leesburg Partnership’s estimated total cost of hosting the event is approximately $671,000; and
WHEREAS, the City Commission of the City of Leesburg recognizes the need to establish a per square foot cost recovery fee to be paid to the event organizer from those businesses in the special event venue area who participate in the special event through a temporary outdoor sales permit or through an extension of premises for Leesburg Bikefest.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Commission of Leesburg, Florida:
THAT the City of Leesburg does hereby establish an official special event venue area per square foot cost recovery fee based on the aforementioned reasons and approves the methodology provided as shown on Attachment A for Leesburg Bikefest.
PASSED AND RESOLVED this 28th day of February 2011, by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida.
Bikefest 2011 – Tent/Vendor Area - Cost Recovery Fee
Leesburg Partnership Expenses:
Per square foot tent/vendor area fee:
$220,000 divided by 94,536 square feet of vendor space equals: $2.33 per square foot