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Fairground spending, CIP questioned

Thursday, June 12, 2014
By theleader

Events Center Ribbon Cutting            The Box Elder County fairgrounds may be seeing a transformation but the million-dollar project does not set well with everyone.

Wednesday’s public hearing during commission meeting on amending the budget to increase the spending for bleachers on the grounds by $70,000, was not totally supported by some in attendance.

DeAnna Hardy of Brigham City said she was opposed to having the government involved in any aspect of entertainment. “We are spending money like crazy. Let people keep their money,” she told commissioners. “We need to stop losing the people’s money.”

Auditor Tom Kotter explained that the bleachers, like other projects at the fairgrounds, were funded through the restaurant and transient room tax generated in the county, to the tune of about $750,000 a year. Any money spent from that tax is, by law, restricted to those projects that will promote recreation and tourism.

“The commissioners has designated that that money go to the fairgrounds and the fair,” Kotter said. That spending is regulated by the commission but, in the past the title of wallet watchdog for large county projects has been designated to the appointed Capital Improvement Projects committee.

Kotter also added that the $70,000 under discussion was an increase from the previous recommendation made to commissioners by the CIP committee last December. That committee was suspended earlier this year and has not yet been reinstated.

 

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One Response to “Fairground spending, CIP questioned”

  1. BRENT

    HOW MUCH OF YOUR MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT HAS ALREADY GONE INTO HOUSING THE COMMISSIONERS , PUBLIIC OFFICALS AND PROMINENT FIGURES TO USE AS STORAGE FOR
    BOATS , TRAILERS AND RV’S
    AT THE TAX PAYERS EXPENCE ? I GREW UP IN GARLAND AND SEEN MORE THAN I CARE TO BELIEVE OF WHAT THEY GET AWAY WITH ! WHEN I LEFT 30 YEARS AGO IT WAS ALL ABOUT RODEO, RIDES SHOW ANIMALS AND BLUE RIBIONS FOR TWO BUILDINGS OF
    OTHER THINGS OVER THE COARSE OF 3 DAYS. I CAN’T IMAGINE THAT MUCH HAS CHANGED TO EVEN GENERATE EVEN A HINT OF
    THE $70K YOU WANT FOR NEW BLEACHERS TO WATCH A ONCE A
    YEAR RODEO. YOU TELLING ME THAT PEOPLES FAT BUTTS
    ARE THAT MUCH BIGGER THAT YOUR RUNNING OUT OF ROOM FOR
    THE BIG EVENT ? THERE SURLELY CAN’T BE THAT MUCH BIGGER OF A POPULATION WITH ALL THE JOB LOSSES AND WAGE CUTS TO JUSTIFY THIS CAN THERE ? STEP UP PEOPLE AND GET AND SPEAK
    OUT ! IT’S YOUR MONEY ! ! !

    #132244

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