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Construction delays for new Mathews YMCA

Construction of the new Mathews Family YMCA building in Hudgins has been delayed by at least another month.

Director Sheila Pillath said on Tuesday that there had been equipment delays that have caused the building completion date to go beyond the previously stated date of early June. The delays are related to changes made to the plans to upgrade the facility so that it can serve as an emergency shelter for the county.

The main problem, she said, is that the water tank for the facility had to meet new standards, and one wasn’t immediately available for purchase. It’s therefore on back order and won’t be delivered until July 6. After it’s hooked up, she said, the water system will still need to be approved.

In addition, Pillath said that the full-time onsite generator that was required as part of the upgrade will need an updated electrical panel box and breakers. Those pieces of equipment should be in this week, she said, but the fact that the panel box had to...

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