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Center for senior citizens may be built in Mt. Pleasant

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A presentation by city officials to the permanent Community Impact Board has given impetus to the construction of a Senior Citizen Community Center.

The proposed facility would be built next to another new development, a senior citizen housing project.Cost for the proposed center is estimated at $450,000. It would not only serve senior citizens but also provide residents with a place for meetings, dinners, family functions, and other activities, Mayor Chesley Christensen said.

The present senior center is inadequate, according to Chris-ten-sen.

Among other deficiencies, it fails to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act access requirements.

There are now more than 450 senior citizens in Mt. Pleasant that the center would serve, he explained, not to mention those from surrounding communities.

At their meeting with the Permanent Community Impact Board, Mt. Pleasant's representatives were advised to pursue a loan/grant combination in putting together the funding package for the proposed center.

Christensen said the city has already raised $50,000 and it is asking for an additional $150,000 grant through the impact board.

The remaining $250,000 needed will have to be borrowed by the city in the form of a loan.