dr martens nottingham Lawmakers hope Quebec 1 Missile Site will boost tourism
In a recent report included in HB 22, the Department of State Parks says sites like Quebec 1 do well for tourism. In fact, they could draw in anywhere from 50,000 80,000 visitors every year.
Also in their report, the Department says by implementing a $5 entry fee per person, they could generate $300,
000 every year; leading to nearly $1 Million in revenue by 2021 if the site was to open by 2019.
This revenue collected from site fees would go toward necessary expenses for development, operations, personnel and maintenance of the site. The bill states that remaining funds collected from admissions fee may be deposited in the State Parks Account.
State Parks estimates total expenditures in the upcoming 2019 20 biennium will be $380,909. To get the site operations initially going the Department made a one time exception budget request to Governor Mead for that cost of $380,909 from the General Fund.
Looking to the future, the goal is to make this facility self sufficient. Although the one permanent person would be an ongoing expense,
the seasonal funds and operating expenses would need to be adjusted to match anticipated revenues.