A proposal to save the 8th Street YMCA in downtown Kansas City, Kan., is on the UG agenda for April 4.
According to the agenda for the 7 p.m. meeting, a six-month extension is proposed for the YMCA to continue its operations.
During this time, the UG and the community would identify long-term opportunities and partnerships for the existing facility or for a new facility for physical fitness, recreational and program opportunities.
Under the proposal, the YMCA would keep the 8th Street facility open for the next six months with an option to extend it an additional six months; the UG would provide $10,000 a month for the first six-month period; and the status quo would be maintained including staff, maintenance, equipment, hours and program.
The proposal also includes a provision for a discount for UG employees who want to use the YMCA during the second six-month period, if applicable.
The proposal from the UG staff would be subject to the approval of the UG Commission and the YMCA.
The UG meeting also includes many planning and zoning items.
Included are a change to the fireworks ordinance; bonds for the 39th and Rainbow South project; refinancing for the Hilton Garden Inn project; a community improvement district with a 2 percent tax for the Reardon Convention Center, hotel and garage; a review of the tourism plan for the MLS All-Star soccer game; and many other zoning issues.
The full agenda is online at www.wycokck.org.
A special session will begin at 5 p.m. in the ninth floor conference room at City Hall to discuss the reappointment of Judge Aaron Roberts to the position of municipal court judge.