George Hartsfield, David Hoy, Board of Directors
United States of America

April 23, 2006

The members of the Jefferson City area YMCA have seen the facilities hours of operation be cut back the last two years.

We accepted the early closings between Memorial day and Labor day since the pool was open and staffed for use in the evening. The first cut was closing at 5:00 pm on the weekends from April 1st to October 31st. April, May, September, and October are times when the facility get a lot of late day use.

When the facility posted the head count spreadsheets, you could see the facility closed at a peak use time. These facility use tabulations are no longer posted. Starting this year the facilities are starting to close early on a week night.

We find this practice un-acceptable to the membership. The YMCA is a haven for youth to give them a place to go and play sports. It keeps children off the streets and gives them a positive recreational environment. This does not occur when the doors are locked.

We petition the JCYMCA to examine their operational hours. Monday through Friday maintain their current hours of closing at 10:00 PM. Weekends, maintain their current hours closing at 06:30 PM from Labor day until Memorial day. Summer hours between Memorial day and Labor day, the facilities should remain open until 5:00 PM.

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