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File #: 21-012    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 12/4/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/5/2021 Final action: 1/5/2021
Title: Approval of the 2021 Budget for the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Attachments: 1. 1- Northfield CVB City Council Presentation 2021, 2. 2- 2021 CVB Budget Overview, 3. 3- City Code Chapter 74 Lodging Tax, 4. 4 - Lodging Tax Statute 469.190, 5. 5 - 2019-2021 contract w amendment

City Council Meeting Date:                        January 5, 2021                   


To:                        Mayor and City Council


From:   Ben Martig, City Administrator




Approval of the 2021 Budget for the Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Action Requested:                     

The Northfield City Council accepts and approves the 2021 Budget for the Convention and Visitors Bureau. 


Summary Report:

Lisa Peterson, President of the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce, will present the 2021 CVB Budget and Work Plan to the City Council.


Alternative Options:

The Council could choose to request additional information or modification to the 2021 CVB annual budget.  Staff is not recommending this option but is subject to council review and approval.


Financial Impacts:                     

Funding is provided from the 3% lodging tax collected on all lodging rooms within the City.  95% of the tax collected is used to fund a local convention or tourism bureau for the purpose of marking and promoting the City as a tourist or convention center.  The remaining 5% is used by the City for administrative fees.  No proceeds of the lodging tax shall be distributed to the Chamber for CVB services until the budget has been approved by the City Council. 


Tentative Timelines:                     

Approval of the budget at this meeting will allow Chamber and CVB staff to continue planning and preparation for 2021.