The Buffalo City Council, at their last meeting, was approached by Director Mike Quast of the Johnson County Family YMCA, requesting the city's approval for the use of the city-owned indoor archery range near the city pool.
Quast said the YMCA is willing to look into paying for renovations and related expenses to get the building ready for use.
He explains further.
Quast told the council he will work with City Planner Zach Montgomery and Building Inspector Toby Rhoades to determine if the project is feasible and return to the council with their findings before any further decisions are made by the “Y” or the council.
The building is currently used for storage of city-owned Christmas decorations and other materials and the question was raised what would happen to the items stored there if the “Y” was to use the facility. Quast said they have that covered but declined to disclose that information at that time.
Assuming the YMCA decides to renovate the building for their use, they would cover expenses related to the use of the building such as insurance, electricity, and heat.
The council gave their approval for the YMCA and Montgomery and Rhoades to look into the possibility of them using the building.