The city of Ozark is talking about having the YMCA help out with its parks department:
The funding issues are also causing the city to begin looking “outside the box” for future solutions, which could include the Ozarks Regional YMCA, Childers said.
The nonprofit group has been invited to the Aug. 9 meeting.
Ozarks Regional YMCA CEO Brad Toft said the group wanted to discuss with the aldermen a possible partnership between it and the city to manage the community center or the entire parks system, if the city’s interested.
And though it wouldn’t help with the city’s impending problem with balancing the center’s 2010 budget, it could help with future budgets.
I recommended that for the city of St. Louis on July 12.