YMCA Must Wait Another Week For Funding

Johnson County Family YMCA
Johnson County Family YMCA

Johnson County's Commissioners decided to allow the Johnson County Family YMCA to use $100,000 in funds the commissioners set aside for use on their proposed expansion project, but the “Y” must wait another week on a decision by the library on whether or not they intend to join the YMCA's upcoming public survey.

YMCA Director Mike Quast came before the commissioners at their meeting Tuesday to discuss the matter further, because the commissioners had tabled the decision from last week's meeting to allow a review of the minutes from the meeting two years ago when they set the money aside for the “Y.”

In the minutes form the July 16th, 2012 commissioners' meeting, they set the $100,000 into a perpetual fund to be used for the “expansion of the YMCA.” Their request for the funds would fall under what the intent of the perpetual funds were for.

According to Quast, the YMCA will not use all of the funds but would likely only invoice $27,000 for two surveys to be conducted on public sentiment about the YMCA expansion project.

The commissioners discussed the possibility of adding the library expansion project to the survey, saying if the county were paying for it anyway, it might be good idea to include them or at least give them the option of including their project to the survey.

The commissioners voted 2-1 to table the decision until next week's meeting to discuss the matter with the library and give them time to respond.

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