City Council May Give The Locals a Financial Break for Stillwater Log Jam


The Locals may get a bit of a financial break from the city for the inaugural year of Stillwater Log Jam.

The contract for Stillwater Log Jam includes a provision that if gate receipts are charged, the  city would receive 35 percent of the proceeds, similar to what was done for Lumberjack Days.

The provision in the contract was not intended to make money, but help cover city expenses, according to city documents. The Locals have requested  the contract be amended to provide that the 35 percent be placed in a reserve account to help cover any City expenses over the $20,000 original deposit—and if there are any funds left over after paying city expenses that it be retained in the fund for 2015.

“Given this is a startup year, and sponsors, direction, and attendance is unknown, I think this is a reasonable request and I do support it,” City Administrator Larry Hansen wrote in a letter to the council. “I would not necessarily support this for future events.”

The City Council will discuss the amendment during Tuesday’s 7 p.m. meeting at Stillwater City Hall. 

Stillwater Log Jam will be July 18-20.

Throughout the weekend celebration there will be live music, vendors and events at Lowell Park, as well as a fishing tournament, parade, historically-themed rooms, games, family events and lumberjack demonstrations.

If you would like to support The Locals, donations are being accepted on their Go Fund Me page.

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