A number of Hoquiam parks and facilities are sharing nearly $70,000 in LTAC funding.
The Hoquiam City Council accepted the recommendations of the Hoquiam Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) on Monday to distribute funding for tourism needs.
Nearly $87,000 were available for distribution from the tax funds.
Six projects were highlighted to give $62,500 to projects within The Friendliest City.
This included a number of funds going back into City of Hoquiam parks.
|City of Hoquiam||Old Cannery Park Improvements||$10,000|
|City of Hoquiam||Olympic Stadium Baseball Field Improvements||$10,000|
|City of Hoquiam||John Gable Park – Paving and Improvements||$15,000|
|City of Hoquiam||Olympic Stadium Renovations||$20,000|
|City of Hoquiam||Hoquiam Beautification Team flowers/baskets||$4,500|
|7th St. Theatre||Event Advertising||$3,000|
In addition to those recommendations, the council also approved funding for the Polson Museum and Loggers’ Playday from remaining funds available.
Both of those applications were received after the announced deadline.
|Entity||Project||Funding Requested||Funding Received|
|Polson Museum||Signage improvements||$3,441||$2,500|
|Loggers’ Playday||Stadium Rental for Show||$3,500||$2,500|
|TOTAL Requests after deadline||$6,941|
|Balance after original requests||$24,498|
The LTAC funding is brought through a 2% charge on night rates at hotels, motels, trailer camping, and similar stays to be used specifically for funding additional tourism opportunities.