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By Mike Carter
Staff Writer 

City Negotiating to Buy YMCA


Last updated 6/12/2019 at 8:57am

Mike Carter

The City of Lake Wales is negotiating with the Lake Wales YMCA to buy its property and building for $636,000. City staff estimates an additional $250,000 will be needed for repairs and renovation of the building.

The YMCA, located at 1001 Burns Ave., would continue to manage and operate the child care program, camps, aquatics, youth and sports activities, exercise and wellness programs. Under the proposal currently being negotiated, the property would be leased back from the City to the YMCA for $1 a year. The building and property would be owned by the City with future ability to renovate...

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