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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Goderich YMCA Budget Rises $27k for 2018

Goderich | by Peter Jackson  

"Y" General Manager says large capital projects to get underway in coming years.

The Goderich YMCA is faced with several upcoming major capital expenses, but management is confident of being able to come up with the funding to cover it.

General Manager Anne-Marie Thomson told Goderich Council Monday, that the combined operating and capital budget for recreation this year will be just over $880 thousand.

That's $27 thousand more than in 2017.

Thomson points out that a number of big-ticket items likely will reach the end of their service lives within the next two to three years.

She lists the pool liner and compressors at the Maitland Rec Centre as among the things that will need to be replaced soon.

The Y is asking the Town for $137 thousand for 2018, to cover what Thomson says are key operational items.

Thomson says much of the fitness equipment at MRC will be replaced this year.

The machines currently in place, were installed when the facility was opened.

She adds that the ice will be taken out for a short time at MRC after hockey and figure skating conclude this spring, for a floor inspection.

Thomson says a repair was made to a floor heave in 2016.

The Goderich Y had almost 2,700 members in 2017, with a 68 per-cent member retention rate.

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