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Strategic Tourism Fund Actions Include $100,000 Transfer for Tompkins Center for History and Culture

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Strategic Tourism Fund Actions Include $100,000 Transfer for Tompkins Center for History and Culture

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Legislature, by unanimous votes, approved three Strategic Tourism Implementation funding actions, as recommended by the County’s Strategic Tourism Implementation Board. Among them, the Legislature approved a $100,000 award to the Tompkins Center for History and Culture—directing that $100,000 be transferred from the room tax-funded Strategic Tourism Implementation program budget to the County’s capital project budget for the project, to support a portion of the County’s expected $450,000 contribution toward required code-related improvements. The County and the Tompkins Trust Company recently signed the formal agreement, whereby the County will purchase the current Main Office building of the Trust Company, on the Ithaca Commons, to house the Tompkins Center for History and Culture, which will be home to the History Center and other heritage-related nonprofits.

Also approved was a $55,150 award to Historic Ithaca to support one-year funding of a joint Historic Ithaca/History Center Heritage Tourism program, and a $268,000 Strategic Tourism Implementation program budget adjustment, reallocating unspent 2017 funds to the 2018 program budget (Legislator Mike Sigler recused himself from that vote).