The city of Sugar Creek will be asking its residents Tuesday whether to issue a general obligation bonds in the amount of $1.5 million for the construction, renovation and furnishment of a new wellness center located at the former Post Office building, 432 S. Sterling Ave.
According to a brochure put out by the city, the current 5,000-square-foot vacant building off of Sterling Avenue will be transformed into a fitness facility featuring weight machines, cardio equiment, a group exercise room, kitchen and child watch center, if the bond is approved.
The proposed wellness center is planned to be open seven days a week from 5 a.m. to midnight and will take approximately six months to construct after the Sugar Creek Board of Aldermen approve a contractor bid. Although membership fees at the proposed center were not specified, the document said both individual and family memberships “will be available at affordable rates.” Plus it said that many insurance companies cover the costs of memberships, including Humana and United Health Care.
As for the $1.5 million cost to taxpayers, the general obligation bond will be on a 15-year term.
Aerobic, dance and community outreach classes will also be available if the bond passes on Tuesday.