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City of Washington Agrees to Land Sale with YMCA

Posted: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:25 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

The purchase agreement between the City of Washington and the Washington YMCA of 4.8 acres on West 5th Street, near North D Avenue, was approved on a 4 to 2 vote at last night’s city council meeting. The YMCA is purchasing the parcel for $50,000. Becky Harkema, Director of the YMCA stated she is pleased with the collaboration between the YMCA and the City and looks to continue improving the community. Edie Nebel, President of the Y Board, stated the board has been assessing the current facility, held a community survey and conducted a feasibility study and discovered having a new building within the city was the best solution. Harkema did state it is not known at this time what will be done with the current building as they are still working through the facility design. KCII News will bring you more information as it becomes official.