by Clayton Moore
For the two weeks of the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships – the Town of Avon (budgeted) $225,000.00 for this event. (Click Here)
So, using Avon’s 4% Sales Tax figure…the amount of additional/incremental business in the Town of Avon (for those two February 2015 weeks) would have to be – $5,625,000.00 to (break even) for that expense at 4%, RIGHT?
Is there any doubt that the Town of Avon got no where near that $5.6 Million dollar figure?
Job Creation: Yes, new jobs were created during those two weeks. The new jobs created were for Parking Lot Attendants – hired to protect the Commercial Parking lots near the Après in Avon – afternoon events. If you were not a Business owner or customer coming to Park and visit one of the local business – you were summarily – chased away by these new Avon Parking Attendants!
Local Signage Businesses: Received a windfall of new Signage orders! It was easy new business for the Signage folks to accommodate, since the message printed on all those news signs – was always the same!
Situated at the west end of Avon’s so called new (pedestrian mall – the Après events epicenter) – is the Avon Public Library – part of the Eagle Valley Library District.
Local Entrepreneurs: Wasted no time setting up their new Event Parking businesses for the two weeks of Après in Avon. Plywood sales at the local Home Depot also saw an uptick.
FACT: Did you know the Town of Avon – has trouble complying with their own LAWS? It’s true, the Town of Avon (forgot?) to issue themselves a Town of Avon PERMIT for the AMPLIFIED MUSIC that was played on stage in the afternoon! That’s a fact.
Make sure if YOUR future Amplified Music event in Avon has the necessary (and legally required) Permit – or you can count on a ticket/fine (and possibly a Municipal Court date) from the Town of Avon. Just ask Avon’s Ms. Danita Dempsey – a very nice lady by the way…
Looking Ahead: This Event Parking disaster is only getting started in Avon. Once Avon’s new Music Pavilion (you remember – the Avon Pavilion with the $2 Million Dollar cost overrun) gets started later this year…the disastrous Public Parking problem in Avon – will continue to get worse.