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Union Gap Postpones Aquatic Center Decision

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UNION GAP, Wash-- The proposed Aquatic Center is still afloat. Yakima Mayor Dave Edler expected a vote from the Union Gap City Council tonight, but they were short council members.

While pitching the aquatic center Edler shared some new details about its up-keep. Yakima would foot the bill for maintenance and any funding shortfalls if, the small sales tax revenue doesn't cover yearly up-keep. 

Edler told council regardless of whether the aquatic center gets built, Yakima public pools are in such bad condition they'll likely close in the next few years.

"It was hard to read a couple of the council members. So I'm hopeful, you know I just really do believe that this will be such a wonderful thing for our community and I'm hoping the rest of the elected see that," said Edler.

Edler and Yakima council member Kathy Coffey are scheduled to present to the Selah City Council later this month. 

Union Gap Mayor Jim Lemon said he expects council will vote for the aquatic center but, by a narrow four to three margin. Union Gap Council wouldn't commit to when they'll vote, so where they stand for certain is still up in the air.