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Council to Take Step Toward New YMCA

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The Greenville city council may vote this week to back the creation of a panel to look into whether a new YMCA is needed.

The council is scheduled to consider passing a resolution calling for the committee as part of Tuesday's  regular session starting at 6 pm in the Municipal Building downtown.

The council intends to consider and possibly take action on a resolution of support for the formation of an advisory committee to study the financial feasibility  and community support of a new YMCA.

The Greenville YMCA building turned 50 this year. Plans for a new and much larger YMCA inside the Greenville sports park have been discussed for more than a year, but the need for the facility is reported to be growing daily.

Jerry Ransom is one of the individuals involved in fundraising for the new building and appeared before the council last month and asked that the first steps be taken to place a bond issue on the 2013 election ballot.