The Heart board met Thursday to revise its budget. It decided the organization can keep its doors open for six months, but will need community donations.
Even trimmed down, it needs $16,000 just to keep the lights and phones on, and to pay its staff of Wagner and an administrative assistant.
All the events, customarily organized by the Heart, are canceled, including the Front Porch Tour, Christmas parade and Cruise-In.
The cost to hire performers for Whimsy is $4,500, and all the contracts have been signed. The total cost of the event to the Heart is $8,000.
The concerts are held in the park, and the Heart organizes a farmer's market in the parking lot diagonally across from the park. It won't have the $1,000 to organize the market this year.
The environmental study was taken over by Wagner. She said that city staff, in the middle of budget crunch, said they didn't have time to do it.
City Manager Darrell Blenniss said Wagner volunteered to do it and that he never said city staff didn't have time to do it. Blenniss said the staff would make time to finish the study.
Wagner said Bluegrass Community Action Agency, the federal grant administrators, told her the study would cost $10,000 -$12,000 if done by private consultants.
The Heart's board has pulled $16,293 out of its savings and will be able to operate until November. That includes $1,614 raised by Danville High School students for the parking garage. The students sold coffee to raise the money.
Board cuts $36,600 from budget
The Heart board has cut $36,600 out of its budget, including in part:
* All promotion and advertising, $500.
* Annual meeting, $1,500.
* Centre Expo, $50.
* Christmas parade, $1,500.
* Cruise-In, $1,500.
* Downtown Business Committee, $300.
* Farmer's Market, $1,000.
* Front Porch Tour, $100.
* Whimsy in Weisiger performer fees, $4,500.
* Travel and training, $2,000.
* Conference and association dues, $300.
* Parking structure, $300.
* Preservation committee, $500.
* Renaissance, $450.
* Advocate tab, $1,900.