- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

YORK, Neb. (AP) - The York City Council has redirected $40,000 to address moisture problems at the city’s community center, and an engineer has been hired to determine what work must be done to fix them.

Water was streaming down the inside of the windows and walls a few weeks ago when the boiler pump went out. The boiler’s been fixed and the heat’s back on, but the water is still dripping, the York News-Times reported (https://bit.ly/1CROTwE).

Wood has rotted below some windows in the museum, and the recreation director’s office has been abandoned because of a wet carpet and water dripping down its windows. Plaster is falling in the basement exercise room, and the smell of mold is readily apparent.

The council agreed to a recommendation by York City Administrator Tara Vasicek that $40,000 budgeted for a new restroom at the Beaver Creek ball fields instead be spent on the community center.

“It is in dire need,” Vasicek told the council recently. “It’s just a mess.”



Parks and recreation director Cheree Folts told The Associated Press on Monday that an engineer is scheduled to examine the building on Wednesday. She also said her office will get new windows and carpet, so she can be back in it to work by Friday.

The Community Center building was erected in 1966, Folts said, and also contains the Anna Bemis Palmer Museum. Curator Kent Bedient said fans and dehumidifiers have been set up, and it doesn’t appear any display items have been affected by the moisture so far.

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Information from: York News-Times, https://www.yorknewstimes.com

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