City council votes to increase its chamber dues
With the Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce planning to participate in the Greater Kansas City Home Show March 23-26 at Bartle Hall, the chamber is looking for additional funds.
Chamber of commerce president and city council member Pat Albert told the Tonganoxie City Council Monday night that between $4,000 and $5,000 will be needed to participate in the home show.
He said that in order to help raise needed funds, the chamber was asking the city to increase its annual dues from the current $150 to $1,000.
City council member Janet Angell opposed the idea.
"I personally think the business membership of $150 is adequate," she said.
Albert explained that the chamber's presence at the home show would help the city, too.
"We're not only promoting the chamber of commerce," Albert said. "But we're promoting the city also."
Angell's motion to keep the dues at $150 died for lack of a second.
David Hernandez made a motion to pay $500 for chamber of commerce membership. This motion passed with Angell opposed and Pat Albert abstaining.