Why was the 1% sales tax rebate needed for the TDFP not mentioned in the performance agreement?

The TDFP is a state program that requires state approval.  The numbers presented to the board anticipate state approval, but since State approval is not guaranteed, the sales tax rebate was intentionally left out, therefore if it was not approved Spotsylvania would retain the sales tax.  Since sales tax collected is generated by the performance of Kalahari, there is a possibility that Kalahari, will generate sales tax that could cover the amount needed for the TDFP contribution required prior to the end of the 20 year performance agreement. This translates into the potential for Spotsylvania to retain the 1% sales tax in the out lying years of the agreement, thereby creating a greater tax return than anticipated for Spotsylvania. Using the 1% local contribution leverages a 2% match by the Commonwealth and another 2% from the developer.

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1. What is this project?
2. Who is proposing the project?
3. Why would this be a good project for Spotsylvania?
4. What are expected community benefits?
5. Why is the county planning to offer incentives?
6. What are the terms of the economic development agreement?
7. What is TDFP (Tourism Development Financing Program)?
8. Why was the 1% sales tax rebate needed for the TDFP not mentioned in the performance agreement?
9. Will Kalahari be a good corporate good citizen?
10. How many resort employees working in other locations will come to Spotsylvania?
11. Will local contractors and vendors have a chance to do business with Kalahari?
12. So far, Kalahari has only talked about the jobs created once the resort opens. What about the jobs during construction?
13. Is there enough water for a resort and water park?
14. How much water will the water park use and where will that water come from?
15. How will Kalahari affect local traffic congestion?
16. Will there be road improvements to improve access to the property?
17. How will these improvements be paid for?
18. Are the Thornburg Road improvements related to this project?
19. What will it do to nearby residential property values?