Voters Approve Funding for New YMCA in Eldridge
Voters in Eldridge and the North Scott School District definitely want a new YMCA.
Brad Martell, CEO of the Scott County Family YMCA, says on Tuesday two referenda passed with 78% of the vote.
The first is a $1.7 million bond sale for construction, and the second is a Public Educational and Recreational Levy (PERL) tax which will generate $137,000 per year for operations and maintenance.
Sales taxes will pay for the rest of the $14 million project.
The design plan has already been completed, and the Y will hire a local architect to draw up the final construction documents. But the first step is for the Scott County Family Y, City of Eldridge, and North Scott School District to finalize the financing agreement they've been working on for the past few years.
Martell says the new YMCA will be located one-and-a-half blocks from the high school. He hopes to break ground within a year.