City spends $200
on KSN promotion event
Marion paid $100 for face painting and $100 for a bounce house when KSN came to Marion for its Summer Road Trip earlier this month.
That money came out of the city’s bed and breakfast tax, council member Ruth Herbel said.
The city also paid photographer Kevin Fruechting, vice president of Tampa State Bank, $300 for winning a billboard contest.
Council members approved the expenditures at their meeting Monday. On Tuesday, Herbel said she wished the council would discuss such expenses beforehand.
“I have no control over that fund,” she said. “They have a committee, and they make the decisions.”
However, payments aren’t made until city council members approve what the city calls “warrants,” or bills. Council members can pull out items for discussion.