Public to Discuss City Contribution to Elkhart Aquatic Center

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The project could be complete in 2019. The project could be complete in 2019.

A public meeting is set Monday to discuss Elkhart's proposed $2 million share of the planned $65 million Health, Fitness, Aquatics and Community Center. Council member David Henke tells The Elkhart Truth the project has been "very well laid out" and council seems to have a favorable view of its potential impact.

The City Council Finance Committee-of-the-Whole will take public feedback at 5:30 at City Hall. The publication says the committee will determine details of how the $2 million will be spent. Plans call for the funds to go toward a parking lot that will serve the center and public events in the surrounding area.

The center is a major key to wide-ranging plans to revitalize the city's downtown. The project is being funded through a combination of sources including the Regional Cities Initiative, Elkhart Community Schools, Beacon Health System, the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, private companies and individuals and the city. You can connect to more about the project and making a donation by clicking here.

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