Village of B'ville offers YMCA support

— Baldwinsville officials have pledged support of the Northwest YMCA.

During the Oct. 6 meeting, village board members approved a resolution endorsing the concept of a YMCA facility within village boundaries.

According to Mayor Joseph Saraceni, a YMCA in the village would provide residents a facility within walking distance, utilizing an existing infrastructure, and would be a convenient location for all of Greater Baldwinsville.

A portion of the resolution stated “the Village of Baldwinsville has determined that the building of a YMCA facility would greatly enhance the quality of life and be an asset to the community.”

Officials further resolved to welcome a YMCA facility within village limits (subject to planning board approval) and intend to work in good faith with YMCA volunteers should the Y choose a site within village limits.

“All efforts would be made to work with the YMCA to create a facility worthy of [the volunteers] long commitment to building this community asset,” Saraceni said.

Erin Wisneski is the editor of the Baldwinsville Messenger. Contact her at editor@baldwinsvillemessenger.com.

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skip 4 years, 6 months ago

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skip 4 years, 6 months ago

Everyone wants a y. I have lived in this town over 10 years and have been promised a y for many years. Please build where your wanted so I am not lied too again.


ammaclarke 4 years, 6 months ago

That's great news! I'd love to see the YMCA nearby, especially in the Village. Hopefully with the support of VanBuren and the Village of Baldwinsville.......we can get this moving. I'd love to see it at the corner of Smokey Hollow Rd. That's been empty way too long.


VanBurenGuy 4 years, 6 months ago

Smokey Hollow road would be OK I guess, but the former Tri-County mall site would be so much better ;-)


turgid 4 years, 6 months ago

Geez, skip. Special hate for the opposition. You accused me of false statements and unproven innuendos and there you go doing it. I think it is great everyone is capitalizing on Barry's cronies debacle. yeah, yeah. The Liesander Planning board is its own board. Barry and the LRC hand pick everyone of them. The Y will never be built Liesander due to all the back room deals falling apart. Just my opinion. Brought to the community by the LRC.


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