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October 10, 2012

Authority fine tunes budget

A few salary questions remain at War Memorial

JOHNSTOWN — Only a few line-item salary questions need to be addressed before the Cambria County War Memorial Authority can vote on its 2013 budget later this month.

The board members, who met in a special budget meeting on Wednesday night, want to discuss a few salary topics with SMG Worldwide, manager of the arena and its sister facility, the North Central Recreation Center near Ebensburg, before drawing together a final financial plan.

“The line items we’re talking about could have a major impact on it,” said Cambria County War Memorial Authority Chairman Dean Gindlesperger. He added, “We’re in agreement with everything with the exception of probably some of the salary language. I’ll contact SMG. If they’re willing to come to where we want it to be, then we’re probably going to pass the budget at the next meeting (on Oct. 22).”

No specific numbers were released.

Gindlesperger, though, felt the proposed budget compared favorably to the 2012 plan.

“It looks much better as far as the profit-loss is concerned,” said Gindlesperger. “It does look much better. However, we don’t have that crystal ball if we have any maintenance issues throughout the year that could change.”

He cited the addition of revenue-generating parking spots and the presence of the Johns­town Tomahawks, a first-year Tier II Junior A team from the North American Hockey League, as benefits to the War Memorial, although neither generate huge profits.

“We have a hockey team here, and that is something we’re lucky to have,” said Tom Grenell, the arena’s acting general manager.

“However, financially, the hockey team is not going to put us in a financial position where we’re going to be flush with cash. It’s a partnership. We want them to be successful, but that’s not the financial piece that we’re missing. However, I could not imagine not having them here right now with what it has done for downtown.”

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