A structural assessment done at the Rec Center in Clintonville, revealed a problem with the floor of the gymnasium. Clintonville City Administrator Sharon Eveland said the assessment was done as the city was looking at what to do with the existing rec center. What they discovered was that the floor was not in good shape and the joints were being split.
“Due to the way it was constructed, from our understanding at the time it was built 100 years ago, there wasn’t any sort of real code it would have been guided by” Eveland told TCHDailyNews.
The advice was not to have large groups on that floor, leaving the City forced to relocate the City Summer Gymnastics team.
“Our immediate concern was the gymnastics program, but we wanted to make sure for them as well that it wasn’t the entire structure is not the problem” Eveland said. “It’s not like we have to worry about the building just falling down.”
Eveland said the School District will temporally allow the use of the 1918 gym, but the talk of what to do with the rec center is just starting to take off.
The City will be looking for a long term solution and did receive some numbers that showed a full remodel would cost between $2.5 and $3 million dollars.
Eveland said a public meeting will be scheduled for the end of this month to talk about the concerns before the Council and Committees take the issue on.
The issue is also listed for discussion during Tuesday’s City Council Meeting