By: Diane Benjamin
The charts below are from the current Town of Normal budget unless otherwise stated: https://normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/14883/2019-2024
PDF page 64 – Revenue projections for Children’s Discovery Museum and the Normal Theater
PDF page 121 – CDM Expense projections
PDF page 123 – Theater Expensive projections
Children’s Discovery Museum $1,003,050
Normal Theater $259,700
Children’s Discovery Museum $1.395,802
Normal Theater $422,129
Notice anything yet?
Note: Both of these facilities are used by people who do not live in Normal.
The taxpayer’s of Normal are subsidizing:
The Children’s Discovery Museum for: $329,752
The Normal Theater for : $162,429
Next look at the attendance numbers for both:
PDF page 345:
According to PDF page 120 the Children’s Discovery Museum has 8 full time employees and 40 part time. Below are the full time salaries, some are not listed on the Total Compensation report because Normal only reports salaries over $75,000: https://normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/14857/Total-Compensation-Report—Town-of-Normal
This list is from: https://normal.org/Directory.aspx?did=24
According to PDF page 122 the Theater has 2 fill time and 8 part time employees
This list is from: https://normal.org/Directory.aspx?did=27
I could say a lot about these numbers, I’d rather hear from you!
I just want the citizens of Normal to know they are subsidizing culture for people who don’t live in Normal.