Convention and Tourism Bureau members learned the city’s lodging tax took a slight dip in the month of September but was inline with revenue collected over the same time a year ago.

Board member John Wells was not present for the Sept. 28 meeting.

The July tax generated $11,098.63 for September as compared to $11,682.89 the prior year.

The board approved a resolution allowing Grove City Manager Bill Keefer to seek reimbursement from the Oklahoma Quality Incentive Act for the BassMaster Elite Series set for April 26 through 29 at Wolf Creek Park.

Also approve was $700 to Grand Lake Festivals for the Jana Jae Fiddle camp held Sept. 1 through 3 and $800 to the Oklahoma Boat Racing Association for Thunder on Wolf Creek held Aug. 18 to 20.

The funds were from the remainder of the grants issued to the two entities earlier in the year.

Brent Malone, executive director, updated the board on the Kiosk project at the Tourism Information Center in Miami. He recommended a stand-alone Kiosk so that it can be transported to local events.

Malone said he would get three bids for a Kiosk.

Assistant City Manager Debbie Bottoroff informed the board the tourism grant period opened Sept. 15. 

In financial reports expenses were $1,953.32 for salaries, $958 for marketing and grants, $2,540 for contract services and $38.50 for miscellaneous, according to city documents.