The Tumwater City Council meets tomorrow, Oct. 6, at 7 pm.
On the agenda is a recommendation that the Mayor sign a contract amendment with the state Department of Commerce increasing the amount of reimbursement the city can receive for expenses related to COVID-19 from $721,800 to $1,082.700 – an increase of $360,900.
The Council will also discuss the 2021 funding recommendations from the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. The city of Tumwater collects a 4% lodging tax each year from the city’s hotels and motels which goes to fund tourism and historic preservation projects. The city has $300,000 in funds from the lodging tax to use in 2021. Most of the funded projects are ongoing. New funded projects include a monument to the Olympia Brewing Company created by a local stone carver, and marketing dollars to promote Tumwater’s Craft District.
The city’s Public Works Committee will recommend increasing the amount of money for the renovation of the Historic Brewery Tower to address seismic improvements. It will recommend increasing the contract with Cardinal Architecture, PC from $117,600 to $312,290.
The Council will also hear progress reports from several city departments as well as the Mayor.