FLASH STAFF REPORT
DUBLIN (July 12, 2016) – Council members in Dublin did something exciting for the future of the community at their regular meeting Monday, approving a measure to make Dublin “Film Friendly.”
“On-location filming can be good business for our community and the area,” said Julia Broussard, the newest member for the Dublin Chamber of Commerce staff. “Filmmakers spend money on a wide range of things, most of which can be supplied by local businesses. And while there is never any guarantee that tourism will increase as a result, but popular productions can do just that and have in the past for places like Waxahachie, Midlothian, Cedar Hill and others.”
Broussard said she and Chamber Executive Director Luanne Schexnider would work with filmmakers, production staff and location scouts to help spread the word about Dublin. She also said there would be no initial cost to the city, but that minor costs may present in the future, but that a majority of the time companies would pay the city for the inconvenience and even pay city staffers to help with some things.
In other business, the council spent more than an hour in closed session reviewing Dublin City Administrator Nancy Wooldridge before returning and taking no action on the review, only to ask that the city’s human resources personnel make a training course to be approved by the council before distribution.
Wooldridge reminded council members and residents present at the meeting that the Dublin Parks Department would hold a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. to discuss various projects that need to be completed. ALL RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN THE FUTURE OF THE PARK ARE ASKED TO ATTEND.
Other items on the agenda included:
• approving the changing of roof materials for the airport hanger and the community center roofs;
• approval of a resolution allowing Police Chief Mike Jennings to apply for a $4,500 technology grant for the PD/EMS/FD; and
• approved a measure to go back out for bids on the new roof for Dublin City Hall.