GALLUP CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019; 6:00 P.M.
Jackie McKinney, Mayor
Linda Garcia, Councilor, Dist. 1 Allan Landavazo, Councilor, Dist. 2
Yogash Kumar, Councilor, Dist. 3 Fran Palochak, Councilor, Dist. 4
Maryann Ustick, City Manager
Curtis Hayes, City Attorney
This agreement allows for the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce to oversee and manage the design, content, production, sales, and distribution of the 2020 Gallup Visitors Guide in collaboration with the Tourism and Marketing Manager. In addition, the contract allows the Chamber to continue to maintain and staff a Visitor Information Center within their facility at 106 W Highway 66 and includes funding for the Chamber to provide Advertising and Promotion services with the purpose of attracting visitors and increasing tourism. The contract would take effect July 1, 2019.
This agreement allows for the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce to manage and promote the Summer Nightly Indian Dances Program. The Chamber would identify, hire, schedule, and pay a variety of Native American dancers or dance groups to perform live in the evenings at Courthouse Square from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In addition, the Chamber will execute a marketing campaign for the Summer Nightly Indian Dances that is inclusive of social media, digital media, and additional print advertising media as well as the Gallup Visitors Guide. The Chamber will make an annual report after the conclusion of the season's event.
Summary: Solid Waste Department is requesting to transfer
$44,519 from the current FY19 budget - Capital Vehicle Account #504-6064-445.48-70 and $29,500 from the Solid Waste Enterprise Fund Balance into Capital Buildings &
Structures Account #305-6064-445.48-10, Project No.JU1839. Capital Vehicle funds are savings remaining after purchasing a new refuse unit. The purpose of these transfers are to cover costs associated with change orders related to the new SW facility currently under construction in which completion is scheduled for the end of June 2019.
Cost for the items necessary for completion of the facility are as follows:
(1) Install Security fencing around the entire property in the amount of $47,768.95. This includes decorative fencing along the I-40 frontage and chain link with barb-wire around the remaining property.
(2) Install Natural Gas Line Extension to the property in the amount of $26,193.21. This service includes a gas line extension from Hasler Valley Road to the property line and service extensions from the property line to three (3) buildings on the property. Two (2) newly constructed buildings will be served upon completion of construction and the remaining existing garage, not under construction, to be served in the future.
The SW department has submitted an application to the New Mexico Gas Company for participation in a program called "the Emera Matching Fund Program". This program allows for a possible 2:1 match (up to 67% of NMGC cost estimate) on new infrastructure installation, which could decrease proposed costs and requested funding by up to $14,425.
Summary: The City, in partnership with Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation, (GGEDC), is requesting Council approval to submit an application in the mount of $50,000 to NMFA for a grant to fund the development and implementation of an Economic Market Analysis for retail goods, services and lodging. This analysis will provide strategies to improve the competitiveness and growth of the commercial sector, identify specific targets for recruitment, and recommend the most effective strategies to market the community to prospective commercial businesses.
Attachments: 1. Resolution
2. NMFA Planning Grant Application
Recommendation: Authorize and approve submission of a completed application for financial assistance and project approval for an economic development market analysis to the New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA).