$176K Belmar Special Improvement District Budget Proposed
Up from $135,000 budgeted in 2012
UPDATE: The council pulled the Belmar Special Improvement Distric budget from its meeting this week. The next council meeting is Feb. 6.
A $176,000 budget for the Belmar Special Improvement District is before council tonight.
Income from property assessments and event sponsorships will fund the BID, to spend on marketing, recruiting and more to keep local business alive and make Belmar a shopping destination.
Mayor and council will vote on the BID's 2013 budget at tonight's 6 p.m. council meeting in borough hall.
The BID Business Development Committee has $57,000 budgeted for tasks such as recruiting and welcoming new businesses to Belmar, and administering the Façade Improvement Grant program and continue New Business Fit-out Grant program.
Spending for the branding and marketing committee to upkeep websites, run cruise nights, and push its public relations campaign would total $45,312.
The Visual Improvement Committee — which plans and executes initiatives for streetscape and other beautification projects such as new signage, sidewalk planters and more — has $50,000 in spending planned.