At the December 5, 2017 Council meeting, Mayor and Council approved a contract renewal with Professional Probation Services, Inc. (PPSI), for probation services in line with The Department of Community Supervision (DCS). The Department of Community Supervision has requested revised language provide a finite period for contract extensions. PPSI has requests the city replace the previously signed contract with an updated agreement which limits the number of automatic renewals to 4 (see page 4 Period of Service). Staff recommends Council amend the previous action taken to authorize the December agreement and substitute the new agreement.
On April 21, 2017 a driver struck the front of the Depot Museum causing damage to the facility. The City filed an insurance claim against the Driver's insurance carrier, Donegal, who appraised the damaged and estimated cost of repairs at $35,559.02. The repairs were completed at a cost to the city of $30,440.00. The insurance settlement to the city was $35,559.02 – leaving an “overage” of $5,119.02. In the August 15, 2015 Council meeting there was general affirmation to remit the difference to the Hapeville Historical Society, but no official motion to consider the action. We ask Mayor and Council to now approve the payment of $5,119.02 to the Hapeville Historical Society of the overage of collections for insurance repairs above the final repair remittances.
In 2007, the City created the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade (HATT) with the specific and primary purpose to own, operate, and maintain, create, develop, facilities and programs for the promotion of tourism, conventions, and trade shows benefiting Hapeville through use of proceeds of the City’s Hotel Motel Tax. With updates to the city practices and at the recommendation by Department of Community Affairs, the city has contracted with a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for its Tourism, Convention and Trade marketing. Ongoing marketing will be managed by the DMO, and Tourism Product Development will be managed by the City. With this, the City should effect the dissolution of HATT. Our legal representative will explain the steps the City must take to effect the dissolution
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