Community center decision nears
Local representatives will meet next week to discuss plans aimed at building a community recreation center in Mountain Home.
Scheduled for the evening of Oct. 4, the meeting will determine whether to move forward with a capital campaign to build the 33,000 square-foot complex on South 18th East Street.
This effort will need to raise at least $600,000 before construction can start on the $4.7 million facility. If built, it would be the first in a two-phase project headed by the Western Elmore County Recreation District and Treasure Valley YMCA. The second phase, scheduled for the mid 2020s, would include a swimming pool.
The agenda of next month's meeting will include a discussion of a capital feasibility study conducted in April. This study was the first in a two-step process to determine if the community could raise the extra funds needed to build this multi-purpose facility.
Not open to the general public, those expected to attend the Oct. 4 meeting include city officials, Mountain Home School District representatives, local business leaders as well as members from the Treasure Valley YMCA and WECRD. Those interviewed during the capital feasibility study are also expected to attend the meeting.
For more details, see this week's Mountain Home News.