FAIRFIELD — A $50,000 contract with the Fairfield Main Street Association for downtown events including the Tomato Festival, Veterans Day Commemoration and Independence Day Parade goes before the City Council when it meets Tuesday.
The Main Street program increases the exposure of downtown businesses and increases foot traffic through downtown, states the resolution to approve the contract.
The Tomato Festival will take place the weekend of Aug. 16-17 and includes tomato tasting, entertainment and booths. For the Independence Day Parade on July 4, the main street association will assist volunteers and organizations to run the event.
Funding for the association will cover costs to produce events along with marketing and promotions. Costs include website support, printing, copying, telephone and office supplies, according to the resolution.
Main Street will provide the city with monthly invoices and within 30 days of each event submit a detailed report to the city manager itemizing expenses and revenue. The report will also highlight attendance, community participation and generated revenue.
The nonprofit association is located on the first floor of City Hall.
City council members meet at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at 1000 Webster St.
Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.