Gems lose $22,000 in 2012
7 months ago by Paige Traeder
OLC officials blame the heat and look to cut costs heading into next season
The Quincy Gems suffered major losses this summer and that is causing officials at the Oakley-Lindsay Center to look at cutting costs for next season.
At today's OLC Board meeting, Executive Director Rob Ebbing reported the team lost $22,000 during the 2012 season. Ebbing said the excessive heat took a major toll on the second half of the season and the Board is scheduling a meeting to discuss and implement ways to cut costs for the upcoming season.
In other business, Board members approved to install new roofing material over the existing roof of Kent Hall for $42,000. Bids will start being taken and the Board is hoping to have it repaired before winter.
Also, the storage building remains on hold while awaiting the DCEO grant application. The Board was sent additional forms to complete recently dealing with the State Business Enterprise Program determining that they utilize 8% of project dollars with minority certified vendors to perform anticipated direct subcontracting opportunities in their utilization plan for the potential grant.
The Outdoor Show is also scheduled for the end of January where local area businesses will display campers, ATV's, motorcycles, lawn and garden tractors, boats, sporting equipment and other outdoor products. Booth space will be available for campgrounds and other outdoor locations wanting to show themselves to the market place.