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File #: 36311    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the use of Kickstarter to raise funds for the 2015 Elver Park Independence Day fireworks event.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/21/2014 In control: BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS
On agenda: 1/20/2015 Final action: 1/20/2015
Enactment date: 1/23/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00077
Title: Authorizing the use of Kickstarter to raise funds for the 2015 Elver Park Independence Day fireworks event.
Sponsors: Matthew J. Phair, Lisa Subeck, Steve King
Fiscal Note
No funding for the Elver Park Fireworks is included in the Parks Division 2015 Adopted Operating budget. The Parks Division estimates that they need $35,000 for the event. Should they achieve the fund raising goal, Kickstarter would apply a 5% fee ($1,750 based on a goal of $35,000). Management of the Kickstarter plan would be handled with existing resources. If the goal is not met, no funding will be received by the Parks Division from Kickstarter.

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Authorizing the use of Kickstarter to raise funds for the 2015 Elver Park Independence Day fireworks event.

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WHEREAS, Elver Park has been a traditional site on Madison’s southwest side for Independence Day fireworks displays; and,

WHEREAS, in 2014 private funding for the fireworks display was lost and the City funded the costs of the display; and,

WHEREAS, the Madison Parks Foundation needs financial support in order to continue the event; and,

WHEREAS, corporate and business sponsorship has been a source of funds for Madison fireworks in the past; and,

WHEREAS, other communities have successfully used Kickstarter online fundraising campaigns to fund community efforts, including fireworks displays; and,

WHEREAS, the Madison Ethics Code, Sec 3.35(5)(a)2, Madison General Ordinances authorizes solicitation of donations from third parties provided that: a) the funds are to be used for a City project or for a conference to be held within the City, b) the solicitation has been approved by a resolution of the Common Council, c) the entity receiving the funds in not an entity which is associated with the City elected officials or employees who are soliciting the donations, and 4) a report of the amount and date of contributions and contributors for all donations for the project is filed with the City Clerk within six months of the receipt of the donation,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Common Council of the City of Madison that, Madison elected officials and employees are authori...

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