HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – The Huber Heights City Council voted on a management company to run the new music center.
The city council entered into a contract Monday night with Music Event Management, Inc.
The council voted to waive the second and third readings to move forward with the contract.
The same company currently handles the PNC Pavilion and Taft Theater in Cincinnati.
Some residents believe the management company’s only objective is to support Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Orchestra and not the Miami Valley.
There were also concerns about funding and whether taxpayers have to pay for the center out of the general fund if it doesn’t make a profit.
“The council has been less than forthright on how the money will be spent,” said Mayor Tom McMasters, Huber Heights.
Council member and Vice Mayor, Tracy Dudley responded, “For someone to blindly state in front of our community that we’re lack luster in our ability to demonstrate the ability to make decisions is absurd.”
The city manager says the emergency vote Monday night will allow the project to meet “critical construction deadlines”.
He says they need the management company’s input on construction decisions.