Accommodating cuts killeen tx
In the meantime, residents can expect tight times at their favorite public facilities. The community center offers 30 hours per week of open gym time free to the public, according to a presentation.Broad program cuts are expected throughout the community services department — most notably in the elimination of morning hours at the Killeen Community Center, an activities and events hub next to the popular Bob Gilmore Senior Center at East Veterans Memorial Boulevard and South W. The center’s new hours, which would begin at noon each day, would cut most of those free gym hours unless the department overhauls the center’s scheduling.Community Services Director Brett Williams said eliminating morning hours at the center was necessary to preserve staffing of afternoon hours, which are more popular with youth.“We’ve got a budget number we’ve got to meet,” Williams said.“We’ve got to make a decision between youth and adults.”Council members were mostly silent on the downsizing, but Councilwoman Debbie Nash-King, who has campaigned to renovate the Bob Gilmore center since her election in May, said the cuts at the community center were troubling.“I’m concerned about this,” Nash-King said.
“The Killeen Community Center is the backbone of this community; it’s where we all go.”The community center is also proposing to close Mondays.
The senior center will not face any budget cuts in the coming year, according to Williams, but a request for $1.65 million to build a new center to replace the aging facility was disapproved by Olson.
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