Representatives of the Fox Valley YMCA went before the Yorkville City Council on Tuesday night disputing a piece of pending litigation with the city.
Following the recession, The Fox Valley YMCA purchased 27 acres of property at Cannonball Trl. and Galena Rd. looking to expand into a new facility. They are currently located on Eldamain Rd. in Plano.
Treasurer and Director of the Fox Valley YMCA Larry Nelson spoke to the city council in open session Tuesday. Nelson is also the founder and CEO of WSPY.
Nelson says the Y believes they should be allowed to de-annex their property from the city.
The YMCA is a non-profit. Nelson indicated that the Y recently thought that a settlement was in place but that a copy was received back from the city with several changes.
Yorkville Mayor John Purcell asked about some of the changes at issue. Nelson said one of those issues revolves around building code and code inspection.
Mayor Purcell is the YMCA board secretary. He told WSPY his role is not as a voting member with the city on this matter.
Yorkville aldermen who spoke essentially argued that the property should be kept within the city. This was alderman Joel Frieders.
Nelson indicated that the Y had first attempted to speak with the city before going to litigation. Alderwoman Jackie Milschewski spoke about concerns over the future of the property and the parties had this exchange.
After more discussion, council said they would take the matter into executive session for a continued discussion. Litigation is expected to return to court in the coming weeks.