Council approves senior center resolution

By Laura Daniali | Mar 20, 2014

The Edmonds City Council on Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to keep the Edmonds Senior Center a permanent facility.

Six members of the council voted in favor of the resolution to move forward with plans to rebuild the facility. Council President Diane Buckshnis abstained due to her role on the Board of Directors.

This was the final step needed in order to move ahead with a feasibility study for the construction of a new senior center.

The resolution was drafted by the council and reaffirms the Edmonds Senior Center as a permanent facility at 220 Railroad Ave. on the Edmonds waterfront.

Per the resolution, the current senior center will be demolished and a new structure will be built in its place.

The City bills the senior center $10 per year to lease the land and provides $60,000 toward operating costs.

The Board of Directors and center administration acquire the remaining funds needed to keep the center up and running.

In the City’s 2013 Strategic Action Plan, working “towards develop(ing) a long- term solution for maintaining and updating the Edmonds Senior Center” was ranked “very high.”

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