A plan for a community center in Dell Rapids proposed by a group of Dell Rapids residents took a small step forward with help from the Dell Rapids City Council. The council approved a resolution to support a submission by the group to the Avera Community Partnership Program application.
The group is submitting the application to ask for assistance from Avera in the form of either an in-kind contribution or financial contribution to begin the process of developing a concept design for the facility.
One of the biggest questions discussed during the council meeting was how much would a facility like this cost as well as how much would the operations of the facility be on a yearly basis. Having help through the Avera Community Partnership Program will hopefully provide the group with more formalized conceptual plans and hard costs put together by professionals.
The discussion from the council meeting can be found by clicking this link. The conversation starts at the 24:09 mark of the video.
Having the Dell Rapids City Council approve the resolution does put the any financial commitment on the city at this time with the application. The group just needed the city’s help in submitting the application because the application needs to be submitted by a government municipality or a non-profit organization.
The resolution passed by a 7-1 vote. Access to the full meeting minutes can be found by clicking here.
The group is planning to also make a trip to De Smet in the near future to tour their facility.