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April 19: County Council reviews Lodging Tax awards

San Juan Island County Council will allocate the Lodging Tax awards after hearing the recommendations from the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee at the April 19, 2022 council meeting. Items on the list include  $120,000 for a Strategic Plan for the county Fair. Other requests include restrooms for Eagle Cove, Lopez Village, and the fairgrounds. Orcas Food Festival, Lopez  Farm Food history event, Jim Crook Exhibit on San Juan Island. The complete list is posted below. 

The amount available is $1,709, 551. Requests totaled  $2,034,910. The LTAC recommended $888,360. An award of $1 million in the fall for the county's Pear Point Road sidewalk project may be added later.

In addition are the annual amounts given to the four core entities - Community Theatres, Historical museums, Chambers of Commerce, County parks and Fair 

FULL AGENDA on county's website (click on the icon on the lower left for the agenda and icon next to it for the packet of information)

App # | APPLICANT | ISLAND PROJECT |  $ REQUESTED |  LTAC Recommendation

1 Sail Orcas Orcas Youth Regatta $8,350 | $5000

27 Lopez Art Guild Lopez Lopez Is Studio Tour $3,550  | $3550

3 Lopez Museum Lopez Lopez Is Speakers Series $7,275  | $7275

4 Lopez Grange Lopez Reflection on Island Farm Food History Event $16,800  | $16,800

5 Lopez Chamber Lopez Village Restroom Maintenance $15,000  | $15,000

6 Friday Harbor Film Festival SJI Festival Grant $24,000  | $15,000

8 Recipe for Humanity Orcas Rock Food Festival $46,700  | $0

9 Museums Joint Application All Supplemental operations $60,000  | $60,000

10 PW Environmental Stewardship All Summer Stewardship Promotion $11,000  | $11,000

16 On Sacred Ground SJI Leave No Trace Speakers Series $9,400 | $2,000

14 Orcas Island Film Festival Orcas Film Festival $15,000  | $15,000

13 SJIs Museum of Art ALL Year Round Marketing $12,000  | $12,000

15 Remakery Lopez Lopez ReMakery Project $20,000  | $2000

19 Lopez Chamber Lopez Village Gathering Lighting Ceremony $2,000 | $2000

22 Orcas Is. Historical Museum Orcas Bison Antiquus Exhibit $8,635  | $8635

20-1 SJC Parks and Fair All Strategic Plan Funding Request $120,000  | $120,000

20-2 SJC Parks and Fair All Eagle Cove Restroom Construction $80,000  | $80000

20-3 SJC Parks and Fair All Fairgrounds Restroom Renovation $85,000  | $85000

20-4 SJC Parks and Fair All Lopez Village Restroom Renovation $126,000  | $126,000

20-5 SJC Parks and Fair All 6 YR Parks, Trails etc Transportation Plan $75,000  | $75,000

23 San Juan Community Theatre SJI Sound System Upgrade $30,000  | $30,000

24 Lopez Community Center Lopez Grading/Gravel parking surrounding Center $16,000  | $16,000

25 SJI Historical Museum SJI Jim Crook Exhibit $14,000  | $14,000

26 SJC Public Works SJI Pear Point Road sidewalk project $1,000,000 fund in fall?

17 SJIs Conservation District SJI Ag Events and Capacity Building $44,410  | $44,410

7 Orcas Center Orcas Theatrical lighting improvement $60,150  | $60,150

12 Orcas Center Orcas Summer Concert Series Village Green $63,800  | $30,000

21 San Juan Makers Guild All Celebrate Maker Ingenuity $45,800  | $25,000

28 Source Paper All Cultural journal $10,000  | $2,500

18 Orcas Is Farmers Market Assoc. Orcas Entertainment Offerings during Market $5,040  | $5,040

TOTAL $2,034,910 | $888,360

Four Core Entities

9 Museums Joint Application All Supplemental operations   $60,000

20-1 SJC Parks and Fair All Funding Request  $120,000

2 Theatres Joint Application All   $120,000

Chambers All $189,127  | $489,127

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