[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Marlborough 7-13-1992 by Ord. No. 92-4614. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 3-16-1998 by Ord. No. 98-7449B]
There shall be established a Committee known as the "Marlborough Area Visitors Bureau," consisting of the following: 10 members appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council; and three members nominated to the Mayor by representatives of companies or organizations that have paid dues in an amount set by the Marlborough Area Visitors Bureau, with the appointment of these members also subject to approval by the Council. Members shall serve without compensation, each for a term of three years. The Mayor shall from time to time designate one of the members as Chairman. Other officers shall be selected by the Committee.
The function of the Marlborough Area Visitors Bureau shall be to attract convention and tourism business to member facilities, with a related goal of increasing the amount of revenue to the City through the local option room excise tax. To carry out this function, the Committee shall raise funds through membership fees and other sources, to be held in City accounts especially established for this purpose, and shall recommend to the Mayor appropriation of same as it deems necessary.
The Committee shall have power to organize and conduct its business under such rules and regulations as it may deem proper, provided that same are not inconsistent with the laws of the commonwealth or the Charter and ordinances of the City.
The Marlborough Visitors Bureau shall, at least once a year, render a report of its administration to the City Council and the public and shall render such further reports as may be required of it by the City Council from time to time. It shall annually prepare a statement of recommendations to the Mayor and transmit to same an estimate of the amount of money needed and funding sources to carry on its administration for the coming year. The Committee shall also render, on an annual basis, a full financial accounting of its receipts and expenditures.