In the center’s most recent newsletter, the proposal to take the “for sale” signs down was presented by Board Chair Beth Marschak and Interim Executive Director, Bill Harrison.
“This is something that we have been studying for months,” said Marschak in the statement. “Many things have changed since the previous board voted. The neighborhood is seeing other property being sold and renovated, plus our financial status is on solid footing. In the last few months, we have paid off debts, cut expenses and put money in reserves.”
The board also voted for a full inspection of the building so plans can be developed for repairs and renovations including expansions of the center’s thrift operation Diversity Thrift.
The board also voted to have an extensive inspection done of the building so that plans can be developed and budgeted for repairs and renovations.
“We are looking at expanding the thrift into the unused areas as the store is bursting at the seams. There is also the possibility of renting the event hall to other nonprofits who sponsor bingo games,” Harrison said in the newsletter.
The board also voted to reinstate the Gay Community Foundation’s grant program. The Foundation has saved $15,000 for grant distribution to be allocated by year’s end.