MUSIC HALL


MUSIC HALL
Expenses
Warren officials are looking at ways to boost revenue, increase marketability and lessen the city's annual contribution to help operate W.D. Packard Music Hall. They say the biggest expenses are increasing utility costs and negotiated wages and benefits. Here's a general look at the numbers over the last few years:
Year Wages Benefits Contracted services Maintenance Total costs
1996$160,707 $62,006 $79,693 $5,556 $320,394
1997$166,478$64,805 $78,445 $2,909 $316,312
1998 $181,483 $54,222 $71,689 $1,810 $312,278
1999 $149,566 $58,823 $76,514 $776 $290,633
2000 $124,484 $54,076 $115,843 $536 *$463,620
2001 $131,003 $62,747 $76,750 $500 **$272,929
* Includes a $155,915 allotment from the Packard Band trust fund that was to be used for capital improvements at the hall. The money, however, was used to open some city parks and to help pay for some operating costs at the hall.
** Figures are projected.
Source: Warren Finance Department

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