Friday, April 16, 2010
TBID PROPOSAL FOR HAVRE IS DEAD
The Corrector just got an update on what has been happening with the TBID district that was proposed by the Havre Chamber and a few of the local motel owners. You may recall our story back towards the end of February about the motels banding together in order to charge themselves a room assessment of one dollar per night which would be used to promote Havre and the attractions we offer. http://havredailycorrector.blogspot.com/2010/02/local-motels-band-together-to-promote.html
After taking the proposal to the Hill County Commissioners the motel owners and the Chamber was made to wait over a month while the commissioners, still stinging from the passage of the City of Havre’s recent annexation decided to punish these businesses which were now in City Limits and vote no, no, and hell no. The motel group rebanded, re-wrote the proposal and submitted it to the Havre City Council who took one look at it and voted immediately to accept this great offer to promote Havre at no cost to the local taxpayers. This room assessment would be paid by people spending the night in Havre and was estimated to be able to generate close to $80,000 per year to be used to promote Havre. http://havredailycorrector.blogspot.com/2010/03/hill-county-commissioners-give-motel.html
In light of this we have to wonder why we would continue to support a business that thinks so poorly of us “backwards thinking” people. Why oh why would the Town Pump Corporation take this attitude towards Havre? Maybe it was because their motel is now ranked #5 of the 6 ranked by the travel advising websites such as http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g45209-Havre_Montana-Hotels.html ? From the “Premier” motel to a ranking of 5 out of 6
Be sure and recommend the motels that support Havre. The 3 leaders in the drive to help Havre were the Havre Super 8 @265-1411, the Great Northern Inn @265-4200, and the Americinn @395-5000
What say you “backwards thinking" peeps?