CAPC gets 52 resumes for director

Friday, May 3, 2002

Winnowing 52 resumes down to one candidate for the executive director's job is the task now facing members of the Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission (CAPC).

Commissioners got the final stack of resumes during the regular meeting Thursday afternoon.

They agreed that each commissioner should select his or her top five candidates, then give their list to Operations Manager Sheila Hulsey.

Hulsey will combine the lists. The commission will have a special meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 6, to discuss the final list.

Hulsey reported CAPC tax collections are up 11.8 percent over 2001 as of the end of April. The taxes were actually collected in March.

Removing the attractions collections, revenues are up 11.1 percent. Attractions have only been collecting the two percent gross receipts tax since last August.

"The collections in March are usually our lowest point of the year," Hulsey said. "We seem to be doing better this year."

She said May collections of April taxes are running at 65 percent of projected income, as of Thursday.

Acting on recommendations from the Finance and Administration Committee, the commissioners approved the transfer of $15,000 from the "Eureka brochure" line in the budget to the media budget line.

They moved $8,000 from the direct mail line item to the website line.

Commissioner Jack Van Caulil raised a procedural question over the number of commissioners needed to vote to approve a motion.

In a recent vote, three members present voted aye and one voted no on a motion. There were five members of the commission present.

The chairman only votes to break a tie or to approve a motion.

Van Caulil believes a simple majority is sufficient to approve a motion.

Chairman Jon Loudermilk had checked with City Administrative Assistant Kim Dickens and expressed the opinion that it takes four aye votes of the seven-member group to pass a motion, no matter how many are present at a meeting.

Commissioner Bryan Sumpter suggested asking for a written opinion from the Arkansas Municipal League on the matter. All voted aye.

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