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Page 4A Hays Free Press * February 15, 2017 Budafest: Festival under fire after cancellation Continued from pg. 1A mately cancel the event was a joint decision be- tween the committee and the city of Buda. "No one reached out to me as a vendor and there were several vendors I talked to, they never got an email as well," McCrary ii~i:onaugh could neither nor deny whether d0rs v ere contacted gardingthe cancellation 0f: e event, as Conley Was,resp0nsible for that portion of the festival. The Hays Free Press reached out to Conley for a comment, but she did not respond as of press time. "Personally I don't know what kind of vendor out- reach was accomplished, but I'm sure she (Conley) was upfront and forward about this (the event can- cellation)," Bronaugh said. Bronaugh said he was in charge of the food vendors who paid a $100 fee for a booth at the event. Bronaugh said he remained in contact with vendors prior to the event, and told them it was in a "holding pattern" for the time being. "None of them have requested a refund," Bronaugh said, "They all have access to my phone number as it appears at the bottom of the food "None of them have requested a refund They all have access to i my phone number as it appears at the bottom of the food vendor registration form." - Bert Bronaugh, Budafest committee member Bronaugh said com- mittee members have cancelled or rescheduled the event in the past, but they have never had any problems. Pu s said the event coordinates with the city and a "small army of paid contract and service providers that may or may not be able to reschedule on such short notice," Purvis wrote. "Even though we can- celled, we still incur costs for advertising, rental fees, etc," Purvis wrote vendor registration form." in her email. She added While McCrarywas glad 2016 was the first time in the event was cancelled the 37-year history of the due to rain, word began to event that vendors would disseminate that vendors weren't going to get their depoSit back: She then attempted to email Purvis to get an explanation. McCrary said she was told to "read the contract" for craft vendors, which receive a $40 credit toward the next year. "Not only do we incur a loss this year, but next year as well with reduced booth fees," Purvis wrote. She added the response to the cancellation was said vendors must pay "overwhelmingly positive" $125 for a reservationfrom longtime vendors and there would be no and that they "under- refunds. Eventually, she received a response Dec. 3, 2016 with Purvis saying the committee has "never refunded Budafest craft booth fees due to weather cancellation," according to an email provided by McCrary to the Hays Free Press. stand Budafest still has to pay the bills that go with putting on a festival, come rain or shine." Although Purvis and Conley are in charge of finances, Bronaugh said he knows that quite a bit of money was spent on up-front costs that were paid via vendor fees. PID Policy Continued from pg. 1A added to the policy was vetted by legal counsel and professionals within the industry who recom- mended these changes to protect the city's interests, Sellers said. "Because of our lawsuit with the Bunton Creek PID, the city- to ultimate- ly rectify the situation with the neighborhood- adopted a PID policy that wotfld give us direction moving forward so that we didn't encotmter the same issues that got us into legal troubles to begin with," Sellers said. City council settled a lawsuit after a long pro- cess between the Bunton Creek Estates PID devel- opers and the City of Kyle in December 2015. Issues with the Bunton Creek Estates PID began in 2014 when homeowners learned the development, PID Holdings, Ltd didn't notify them of a PID as- sessment on their homes. The city filed a lawsuit against PID Holdings and settled an agreement be- tween the developers and homeowners. The settlement included resetting the assessment for each platted lot in the PID and negotiating the $2,900 assessment to $],800. "The policy changes were simply to address those additional issues that were brought to our attention to further protect the city so that we don't end up in another unforeseeable legal situa- tion," Sellers said. Those include advertis- ing, dumpster use, port- a-potty rentals, insurance for the event and other fees that had to be paid early using vendors booth rent fees. Bronaugh also said $1,000 that the city of Buda committed to the event through the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) fund had never actually been paid to them, But McCrary remains upset at the lack of lan- guage within either ven- dor application regarding weather. She was also upset at the difficulty in obtaining a response from committee members. According to the food booth application, ven- dors are required to make a committment to serve the public "regardless of weather conditions." However, neither applica- tion offered language on contingencies regarding weather cancellations. McCrary now hopes the committee presents its expenditures made during the event. Such a report was not made available during a presentation on Budafest at the Feb. 7 city council meeting. "I want to see the num- bers and I want someone to say, 'this is what we made,'" McCrary said. "Why can't they reimburse us more than $40 (credit)? It's not even a reimburse- ment." Data Control Codes HAYS CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES REVENUE8 5700 Local and intermediate sources 5800 State program revenues 5900 Federal program revenues 5020 Total revenues EXPENDITURES Current: 0011 Instruction 83,147,139 0012 Instructional resources and media services 2,023,245 0013 Curriculum and staffdevelopment 2,454,178 0021 Instructional leadership 2,942,969 0023 School leadership 8,432,029 0031 Guidance, counseling, and evaluation services 4,614,280 0032 Social work services 233,512 0033 Health services 1,681,253 0034 Student transportation 8,899,457 0035 Food service 0036 Extracurricular activities 3,710,759 0041 General administration 3,928,900 0051 Facilities maintenance and operations 15,135,249 0052 Security and monitoring services 1,171,521 0053 Data processing services 4,007,747 0061 Community services 218,216 0071 Principal on long-term debt 0072 Interest on long-term debt 4,200 0073 Bond issuance costs and fees 0081 Facilities acquisition and construction 0093 Payments related to shared services arrangements 268,872 0099 Other intergovemmental charges 619,561 6030 Total expenditures l 100EXCESS (DEFICIENCY) OF REVENUES OVER (UNDER) EXPENDITURES OTHER FINANCING SOURCES (USES) 7901 Refunding bonds issued 7912 Sale of real or personal property 7916 Premium or discount on issuance of bonds 8940 Payment to bond refunding escrow agent 7080 Total other financing sources (uses) 1200 NET CHANGE IN FUND BALANCES 6,607,609 0100 FUND BALANCES, BEGINNING 46,325,719 3000 FUND BALANCES, ENDING $ 52,933,328 GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED AUGUST 31, 2016 10 50 60 98 2014 Total Debt School Building Other Governmental General Service Bonds Governmental Funds $ 55,647,294 $ 25,978,230 $ 77,313 $ 3,160,216$ 84,863,053 91,760,739 6,177,407 1,429,194 99,367,340 2,692,663 10,418,954 13,111,617 150,100,69632,155,637 77,313 15,008,364 197,342,010 18,370,000 12,455,575 614,954 2,448,296 1,156,948 5,414,423 27 729,864 6,264 80,070 224,041 6,119 8,467,554 12,991 661,074 670 91,598 25,533,767 298,286 91,009,858 2,023,272 3,184,042 2,949,233 8,512,099 4,838,321 233,512 1,687,372 10,056,405 8,467,554 3,710,759 3,928,900 15,148,240 1,171,521 4,669,491 309,814 18,370,000 12,459,775 614,954 25,832,053 268,872 619,561 143,493,087 31,440,529 29,800,085 15,331,907 220,065,608 6,607,609 715,108 (29,722,772) ( 323,543) ( 63,970,000 44,300 12,944,809 (77,819,491) ( ( 904,682) 44,300 " ( ( 189,574) (29,722,772) ( 279,243) ( 1,633,963 38,164,812 3,658,498 $ 1,444,389 $ 8,442,040 $ 3,379,255 $ 22,723,598) 63,970,000 44,300 12,944,809 77,819,491) 860,382) 23,583,980) 89,782,992 66,199,012 F'- ~ IIII I I I III i I PEDIATRIC AND ADULT CARE Michael Yium, MD ~P~j~' Ear &~aring i~/!~7":i;~ Chr0r~{~' Ear Infections ~i iI "' : ;~:" Heozi0gand Balance :~i minn~t~s (Ringing in Ears) Two locations to serve you LOCKHART Nose & Sinus Endoscopic Sinus Surgery m-office Balloon Sinuplasty Mark Dammert, MD Chgdren, ENT Ear Tube Placement Tonsil & Adenoid Surgery Throat, Head & Neck Sleep Apnea Hoarseness~Vocal Cor0 Malfunction Chad Whited, MD Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound and Needle Biopsy Thyroid and Parathyrolcl Surgery Allergy Testing Allergy Shots/Drops I Hearing Aid & Audiological Services Programming Immittance Testing Assistive Listening Fittings * Comorehensive Devices Cleaning Hearing Video & Reoavs Evaluations Nystagmography (VNG) Earmolds Otoacoustic Visual Custom Ear Plugs Emission Reinforcement Hearing Protectior~ Testing (OAE) Audiometry (VRA) Amber Bass, Au.D, CCC-A ~ 1180 Seton Pkwy 1005W. 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