ATAX funding approved for local projects, events

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Anderson County Council recently approved Accomodations Tax (ATAX) funding for 2011-2012.

The projects listed are a partial list of funding approved for for projects throughout the county.

Requests for 011-2012 totaled $501,367. Total ATAX Funds available amounted to $153,715, up slightly from last year, $150,476.

Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival – FY 10-11 Allocation: $1,200,FY 11-12 Request: $5,000; Recommendation: $1,000; Council: $1,000.

Belton Center for the Arts Project: Programming and Promotions – FY 10-11 Allocation: $1,500; FY 11-12 Request: $3,000; Recommendation: $1,500; Council approved $1,500

Belton Center for the Arts

Project: Standpipe Arts Festival Juried Art Show – FY 10-11 Allocation: $1,000; FY 11-12 Request: $2,000; Recommendation: $750; Council: .$750

Upstate Chili Cookoff – FY 10-11 Allocation: $1,750; FY 11-12 Request: $3,000; Recommendation: $1,750; Council approved $1,750.

Belton Parks and Recreation

Project: M.T. Haynie Park Concrete – FY 10-11 Allocation: $625; FY 11-12 Request: $3,550; Recommendation: $750; Council: approve $750.

Belton Tennis Association Project: Palmetto Championships – FY 10-11 Allocation: $15,000; FY 11-12 Request: $16,000; Recommendation: $12,500; Council approved $12,500.

Belton Area Museum Assn. Project: Temporary Exhibits – FY 10-11 Allocation: $2,400; FY 11-12 Request: $4,000; Recommendation: $2,000; Council approved $2,000.

Honea Path, Town Project: Watkins Community Center Parking – FY 11-12 Request: $50,000; Recommendation: $0; Council approved $0.

Honea Path Arts Center Project: Sugarfoot Festival Art Show – FY 10-11 Allocation: $500; FY 11-12 Request: $850; Recommendation: $500; Council: approved $500.

Honea Path Merchants Association Project: Sugarfoot Festival – FY 10-11 Allocation: $1,500; FY 11-12 Request: $7,000; Recommendation: $1,000; Council approved $1,000.

Honea Path Merchants Association – FY 10-11 Allocation: N/A; FY 11-12 Request: $1,500; Recommendation: $750; Council: approved $750.

Honea Path Merchants Association Project: Sugarfoot Festival 5K Run – FY 10-11 Allocation:N/A; FY 11-12 Request: $700; Recommendation: $0; Council approved $0.

Honea Path Merchants Association Project: Website – FY 10-11 Allocation: N/A; FY 11-12 Request: $300; Recommendation: $300; Council approved $300.

Honea Path Merchants Association Project: Spring/Summer Events

FY 10-11 Allocation: N/A; FY 11-12 Request: $2,000; Recommendation: $500; Council approved $500.

John Thomas Ashley Camp #43 Project: Battle of Anderson – FY 10-11 Allocation: $4,000; FY 11-12 Request $15,000; Recommendation: $4,000; Council approved $4,000.

Town of Williamston Project: Christmas Park – FY 10-11 Allocation: $625; FY 11-12 Request: $1,850; Council approved $625.

Town of Williamston Project: Spring Water Festival – FY 10-11 Allocation: $2,000; FY 11-12 Request: $2,075; Recommendation: $2,000; Council approved $2,000.

John Thomas Ashley Camp #43 Project: Williamston Civil War Cannon – FY 10-11 Allocation: $0; FY 11-12 Request: $10,000; Recommendation: $0; Council: $0