City looking to extend contract for star on Mt. Franklin

City looking to extend contract for star on Mt. Franklin

POSTED: Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 7:58pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 8:08pm

El Paso City Council is looking to make sure the star on El Paso's Mount Franklin continues to illuminate the Sun City for at least the next five years.

On Tuesday, the city representatives will vote whether to allow City Manager Joyce Wilson to extend the City's agreement with the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce to administer the lighting, operation, and maintenance of the light display.

The City purchased the star equipment and infrastructure from the Chamber of Commerce in 2009. 

The current operational contract with the Chamber is set to expire at the end of the month.

If approved, the new agreement would extend into April 2019.

Under the proposed five-year agreement, the Chamber would also be responsible for administering the commemorative and donation component of the agreement.

The City would pay the Chamber an administrative fee of $1,000 per month and would reimburse the operating costs not to exceed $50,000 per year.

Tuesday's City Council meeting begins at 8 a.m. at El Paso City Hall.

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