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City Terminates YMCA Funding Agreement

By: Sam Clanton
Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

The City of Hollister will no longer subsidize the Ozark Mountain Family YMCA as aldermen voted Thursday to terminate a long-standing agreement.

Hollister Park Board President Tom Linkous…

Tom Linkous H066  :12  “… it hasn’t improved”

Alderman David Honey made the motion…

David Honey H067  :17   “… value for our dollar”

Under the agreement, the YMCA was to provide reduced-cost programs for Hollister residents, including youth and adult soccer, basketball, baseball and flag football, with the city providing between 20 and 25-thousand dollars annually from its 1-percent General Fund sales tax.

Linkous said termination of the agreement does not prevent the YMCA from seeking funds for specific programs and events in the future.