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City cancels chamber contract
9/12/2013 1:16:21 PM
Last Updated:
7/2/2014 12:08:22 PM

by Scott Cloud/Newkirk Herald Journal

The City of Newkirk has cancelled the contract with the Newkirk Chamber of Commerce, as of June 16.

 The annual contract is normally approved before the new fiscal year, that takes effect July 1.

 On Monday’s agenda, there was an item listed during presentations for the chamber to make a presentation for multicple services offered and their annual financial report but no one was present to speak for the chamber.

 The chamber had sent an invoice to the city earlier in June for the city’s $2,000 quarterly contribution to the chamber but Orr told commissioners the chamber had not fulfilled their contract obligations with the city and was thus cancelling the contract.

 Previously, Orr had sent the chamber a notice with stipulations for further funding.

 He said Monday night those stipulations have not been met.

 According to the contract, the chamber is to provide services with a municipal purpose, specifically the promotion of business activity within or near the the Newkirk City limits and are to provide an annual report to the city commission for the performance of those services.

 No annual report has been provided to the city for the chamber’s services for the year.

 The city provides $8,000 per year to the chamber to promote the City of Newkirk.

 Tammy Meeks is the Newkirk Chamber of Commerce president.

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