Friday, April 3, 2009

LCCCA meets to approve final purchases

Thursday evening the Lancaster County Convention Center Authority met for a brief supplemental meeting to approve a short list of line items that have emerged in recent weeks.

In the words of Chairman Art Morris, the purpose of the meeting was "to keep things moving"—undoubtedly in view of the Convention Center’s opening date, which last week was postponed from April 21 to May 11.

The Board approved a collection of expenses, most of which involve additional furnishings for the facility and equipment for the staff. The line items ranged in cost from over $55,000 for "Custom Food Carts" to under $6,000 for "Kitchen Utencils."

It was clarified by Executive Director Kevin Molloy that all of these items (totaling around $270,000) would be for exclusive use of the Convention Center, and not the Marriot Hotel.