Friday, April 5, 2013

More information on UG, YMCA deal

Here's more information on the deal between the Unified Government and YMCA, courtesy of the YMCA:
The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, approved a proposal that will keep the 8th Street Family YMCA open for up to a year.

The plan approved at the commissioners meeting tonight was approved by the YMCA of Greater Kansas City Board of Directors earlier today. Under the plan, the Unified Government will pay $10,000 a month for operational expenses and $2,500 a month to a capital maintenance account to support the 8th Street Family YMCA, with a maximum investment of $100,000 for 2013.

This will keep the Y open by addressing the ongoing operational deficit and deferred maintenance challenges that had forced the YMCA of Greater Kansas City to announce in March that the 8th Street Family YMCA would close on April 12.

The Unified Government funding in 2014 is subject to approval in August with the adoption of the 2014 Unified Government budget. According to the agreement, if the $12,500 monthly appropriations are not approved for the 2014 budget, the 8th Street Family YMCA may end operations on August 12.

However, both parties remain committed to identifying long-term opportunities to continue services in Kansas City, Kan.