DeKalb County Interactive

[ Home | Contents | Search | Post | Reply | Next | Previous | Up ]


From: Ma McIntyre
Category: In My Humble Opinion
Date: 05 Dec 2000
Time: 12:39:44
Remote Name:


Ahhh! I was wondering where you guys, gals and 'tweeners went! Thanks for coming to the site. Just a couple of clarifications however...

1) I did not steal $60,000 from Sycamore taxpayers. I volunteered to help set up a tourism program because I think it is an effective economic development tool. I have never received any money from the Sycamore tourism program. Any brochures or ads I designed were done as a donation. The grants I applied for and got for the program I did as a volunteer.

2) I feel terrible about Henderson's closing, but probably not near as bad as the Henderson family, who put over a hundred years of work into that business. I wouldn't have a problem at all if Sycamore gave the Hendersons $60,000 if that kept them in business. The Hendersons would probably have a problem with that.

3) Is the program working? I think so. I said if the City of Sycamore invested its local hotel/motel tax towards promoting itself they would see an increase in sales tax revenue. They did. I said that if they used their hotel/motel tax for its intended purpose they would receive grant money from the State. They did. I said if they would see a substantial increase in the hotel/motel tax collected. They did. I said that a proactive tourism program would attract new hotels and motels to the area. Did you go to the open house held by the NEW Country Inn Suites?

One more question: When is Moose season?


Last changed: January 05, 2004