I am writing in response to the many community voices that would like to see a pool at the community center. Since I have become the president of the Yates Community Center, there has always been a plan to develop and expand the community center in phases. Phase 1 is what exists today. This includes the current fitness center where more than 400 members from all over Yates County come to exercise and take part in our various programming, including babysitting classes, exercise classes, youth programming, and health screenings. We’ve also recently completed the addition of a playground and a full-size outdoor basketball court (with a pavilion coming in the spring) in what we call Phase 1.1.