The privately operated Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex will still need city funds to operate but the necessary subsidy will decrease in future years, according to five-year budget projections for the ice rink presented Tuesday.
In July the City Council approved spending $217,908 on the ice rink, which was on top of $229,200 previously committed by the council. The contributions were expected to cover some back bills and keep the rink operating through August 2000.
According to budget projections the city will be asked for about $165,000 for the 2000-2001 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The requested city contribution to the ice rink will decrease by $10,000 in each of the following two fiscal years, and go down $20,000 in each of the two years after that.
That means the requested contribution from the city in the 2004-2005 fiscal year is projected to be about $105,000, according to the estimates presented Tuesday.