La Crosse senior centers to remain open another year

Harry J. Olson, Southside Senior Citizen centers require repair work

Two city owned senior centers in La Crosse will stay open for another year.

On Monday the board of public works approved a one-year lease extension for the Harry J. Olson and Southside Senior Citizen centers.

According to a report filed earlier this year the two buildings are in need of thousands of dollars in repair work.

The board recommended a three-year timeline to close down both locations and move their services elsewhere. That decision will wait another year.

“I know the board of public works would like to do some more analysis of what is the goal and where the senior citizens will have a place to go,” said District 1 City Council Member Andrea Richmond.

Currently both facilities provide programming to around three-hundred senior citizens.