RAP tax allocations decided


By Kelsey Keener

kelsey@ironcountytoday.com

CEDAR CITY–Recreation, Arts and Parks tax allocations were recently approved for the 2018-2019 fiscal year by the Cedar City Council.

During last week’s city council meeting, the council approved re-allocating $78,000 to the renovations at Bicentennial Park that was previously dedicated to trail expansion.

RAP tax funds for parks and recreation totaled $386,852. AYSO (Region 873), The Glacier and Southern Utah Sports Academy did not receive any funding from RAP taxes. The Glacier and Southern Utah Sports Academy did not qualify for RAP tax funds, and the approval board did not feel RAP tax funds should be used to replace nets that AYSO agreed to maintain.

Organizations that did receive recreational RAP tax funds include: The Frontier Homestead State Park ($10,000); Cedar City Leisure Services ($315,652); Southwest Wildlife Foundation ($10,000); and Cedar City Rotary Club ($50,000).

Funds for the arts totaled $193,426. Of the organizations that requested funds, The Anomaly Conservatory was the only one that did not receive any. The approval board did not feel that a UFO festival was a type of art they wanted to promote.

Art RAP tax allocations include: The Cedar City Arts Council ($8,526); The Cedar City Children’s Musical Theatre ($11,500); The Cedar City Junior Ballet ($11,500); Cedar City Music Arts ($15,000); The Cedar Valley Community Theatre ($11,500); In Jubilo ($2,500); Master Singers ($2,500); Orchestra of Southern Utah ($14,000); Southern Utah Museum of Art ($13,000); Suzuki Strings ($2,400); Utah Shakespeare Festival ($62,000); the Livestock and Heritage Festival ($15,000), and Neil Simon Festival ($24,000).

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