R.43. Mountain Groove Productions as Independent Contractors for the 2018 Bluegrass and Roots Festival

Palisade Board of Trustees
Date of Vote: Tue, Oct 10th 2017
Polls (closed):
Yay (0)    Nay (0)

Summary

                    During our last Board meeting Josh Behrman, owner of Mountain Groove Productions was present to speak
with you regarding an amendment to the contract that was approved in 2016 for the 2018 Palisade Bluegrass
and Roots Music Festival. Josh was asking for a substantial increase to the amount that had originally been
agreed to in 2016. After some discussion with Josh, it was decided that we wanted to talk through this during
our first budget worksession that was scheduled for the next day before any final decision was made by the
Board.
                
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                    During our budget worksession, staff recommended an approximate 8% increase to the overall Bluegrass
budget for the 10 year celebration of the event, which would take the festival from $185,000.00 to $200,000.00.
Josh had originally asked for an increase of approximately 40% from what has originally been agreed to. Staff
wholeheartedly believes that this request was by far, much too great of an increase and gave much thought as to
what would be an appropriate amount for Mountain Groove Productions for 2018.

Considering the fact that our event has been successful for a number of years now with a budget of $185,000
and staff fully believes that we would have another great year even with no increase at all, I felt it would be
reasonable and fair to provide an 8% increase to Mountain Groove Productions as well. This would take what
was originally agreed to from $87,500.00 to $94,500.00. I have attached the contract that was originally agreed
to and I have not modified it in any way at this point.

Recommended Action: A motion, second and approval of Resolution 2017-43 allowing the Town of Palisade
to amend the 2016 agreement with Mountain Groove Productions for the 2018 Palisade Bluegrass and Roots
Music Festival by providing an 8% increase in the overall budget.


                

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