City continues to grapple with YMCA property

ne of the constants of recent years has been the repeated need for the city to involve itself in the upkeep and sometimes disposal of Eldora’s stock of old buildings.

They have included residences and commercial, and in one case a structure that stayed part of the local scene for as along as it did, thanks mainly to nostalgia.

And now the city has agreed to pay about $5,800 in a partial settlement with its contractor who did the demolition on the burnt out YMCA storefront on the downtown square.

The $5,800 payoff was less than what was sought, as the city insisted that two other properties damaged in the fire and subsequent demolition, were not city owned properties. The city’s stake in the fixup remains a subject of debate, however.

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