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  • The Sturbridge Tourist Association (STA) has the sole discretion to disperse

funds for the purposes outlined herein.

Limit on the total amount which may be expended from such fund in the ensuing year:

  • The STA may expend any amount up to $20,000 at any one time on any one item without the approval of Town Meeting.

  • Any amount over $20,000 at any one time on any one item and up to the balance in the Fund shall be expended with the approval at Town Meeting.

Sponsor:

By Petition

RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE: That the Town vote to amend the article as follows:

  • Under the section on Department receipts which shall be credited to the revolving fund – delete the first bullet which reads, “Grants obtained for the purpose of promoting tourism in Sturbridge and tourism activities in Sturbridge.”

  • Under the section on the Limit on the total amount which may be expended from such fund in the ensuing year to amend the first bullet to read, “The STA may expend any amount up to $20,000 without further approval of Town Meeting.” And to delete the second bullet in its entirety.

And to otherwise approve the article as written. Voted 6-0.

RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN: That the Town vote to amend the article as follows:

  • Under the section on Department receipts which shall be credited to the revolving fund – delete the first bullet which reads, “Grants obtained for the purpose of promoting tourism in Sturbridge and tourism activities in Sturbridge.”

  • Under the section on the Limit on the total amount which may be expended from such fund in the ensuing year to amend the first bullet to read, “The STA may expend any amount up to $20,000 without further approval of Town Meeting.” And to delete the second bullet in its entirety.

And to otherwise approve the article as written. Voted 5-0.

VOTE OF THE TOWN MEETING: The vote of the Town Meeting was to approve the article as recommended by the Finance Committee as declared by the Moderator.

ARTICLE 31: STURBRIDGE TOURIST ASSOCIATION To see if the Town will vote to transfer and appropriate from the Hotel/Motel Special Account to the Sturbridge Tourist Association Account the sum of EIGHTY NINE

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