Council to work with YMCA on short-term solution

    GRUNDY CENTER — The Grundy Family YMCA has no plans to leave Grundy Center. That was the message shared by local Y Director Andrew Peters Monday as the Grundy Center City Council met for the first time in 2015.
    Peters met with the council asking what, if any, decision had been made by the city about moving to extend the future of the Upper Elementary building, which the Grundy Center Community School District will close June 30. Though Mayor Brian Buhrow said the building has not been an agenda item for the Council and that no decision had been made, both he and council members appeared interested in helping the YMCA find a short-term solution to its facilities issue.
    Peters explained that the Y currently uses four rooms at the Upper Elementary in addition to the gymnasium space. He said the Y, which also leases space at Grundy Center Junior-Senior High School, is seeking a short-term solution as its board decides what a longer-term solution would be.
    “We would like to use (the Upper Elementary) for another year if we could,” he said.


For more of this story see the Jan. 8 Grundy Register.