ROCKLAND — The City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday evening, July 6, on financial support for Rockland Main Street Inc.

The item on the agenda is to authorize the city manger to spend $60,000 for Rockland Main Street Inc. “in its efforts to protect and enhance the economic vitality of Downtown Rockland.”

The payment will consist of an annual $45,000 contribution made by the city to the downtown organization as well as a one-time $15,000 infusion of funds for COVID-19 relief. The City has been paying the organization $30,000 annually for the past several years.

The money will come from the 2022-2023 Downtown/Tillson Avenue Area tax increment financing district account.

Rockland Main Street organizes events such as Festival of Lights and the Summer Solstice celebration. The organization’s website states, “Rockland Main Street Inc., is a focused partnership of residents, businesses and local government that enhances and protects the unique sense of place and economic vitality of Downtown Rockland, Maine.”

The organization recorded a $16,094 deficit for its fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020 and led to the cancellation of public events.