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Wednesday - January 10, 2018 6:43 pm

Panel ponders preferences for La Crosse senior centers

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La Crosse's city council won't get a plan of action for improving local senior centers until March, at the earliest.

A special task force that's studying the South Side and Harry J. Olson centers plans to make a recommendation for the council at its Feb. 28 meeting.

The two buildings are both decades old and need fixing.

Repairing both the Denton St. center and the north-side center could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

One alternative before the committee is to redevelop the north-side building and put up a brand new center on the south side.

The city council faces a self-imposed deadline of 2020 to build or repair the senior centers, or sell the current buildings.

Other major options to choose from for the task force include making a few repairs to the buildings to actually shutting down both centers and moving their services to other locations in La Crosse.

Brad Williams

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area.  Brad writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse.  He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.  

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