Advantage Butte Inc., which bids for and hosts sports tournaments, would get the most from the county’s $68,000 economic development mill levy this year under recommendations a panel of commissioners made Monday night.
Ten of 13 proposals would get a slice of the money, with Advantage Butte getting the most at $19,000 – only $1,000 less than it sought.
But the council’s Economic Development Committee decided Monday night that three proposals should get nothing.
They are the Butte Arts Works Project, which wanted $20,000 to develop live-work art units in the Phoenix Building Uptown; the Butte Idea Exchange, which sought $25,200 to recruit “high-caliber” job candidates to Butte; and Butte architect Mark Reavis, who wanted $15,444 to solve zoning discrepancies.
The group wanting to begin construction of a hand-carved carousel at Stodden Park sought the entire $68,000 but would only get $9,500. Commissioners said the county would already give them land for the carousel and several were concerned about further county costs.
The recommendations will be sent to the full council for consideration.
The six commissioners on the committee each gave scores to the proposals ranging between zero and 10 and then suggested how much money they should get.