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A few more things about the YMCA and last night’s meeting
The Board of Supervisors spent just a few minutes last night discussing the most recent loan payment for the YMCA that is being constructed in Ladysmith.
The project has come under scrutiny because county officials originally said it wouldn’t be funded with taxpayer dollars—but the board had to use about $60,000 in general fund money July 23 to make a payment on the project’s $5 million loan when a capital campaign came up short.
Every six months, the county has to pay $103,100 to cover the loan’s interest, but only about $43,000 was available from proffers and donations.
Last night, board members said they had questions for Barney Reiley, the CEO of the Rappahannock Area YMCA, and he was not present at the meeting due to a family obligation.
So, they held most their questions until the board meets again, on Sept. 10 when they expect Reiley to be there.
At the July board meeting, board members asked for a list of the donations made and the frequency of the donations made to the capital campaign that is being used as a fundraiser to pay back the $5 million the county borrowed to build the Y.
Bowling Green District Supervisor Jeff Sili last night also asked County Administrator Charles Culley for a list of change orders to the project and the cost of those change orders.