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Pavilion revenue up from 2018

The City of Warren Parks and Recreation Commission got a look at 2019 statistics showing a slight increase in revenue from fees collected for pavilion use, but a decrease in the total amount collected from special events using ballfields and/or pavilions.

The total fees received for pavilion use in 2019 was $10,158.75. That’s up 2.06 percent from a total of $9,954 in 2018.

Commission Chairman Michael Suppa noted a significant increase in the number of reservations for the bocce pavilion in 2019 as compared to years past. The pavilion, located in Betts Park, had 13 reservations this year compared to four in 2018. This year marked the first time that pavilion has seen double-digit numbers in the past five years.

Terry Williams, the city’s director of codes, permitting and recreation services, attributed the 225-percent increase in reservations at the bocce pavilion to “other pavilions already being reserved.”

The total revenue received from special events using ballfields and/or pavilions in 2019 was $4,770. That’s a decrease of 16.11 percent from $5,686.25 in 2018.

The amount collected for special events ranged from $50 for the Alohomora Festival to $1,022.50 for the Industrial Softball Tournament, with a total of 14 special events.

Events not held in 2019 included Valley Girls Softball, First Friday events, and the Ellwood Softball Tournament.

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