Renovation of a former Boys and Girls Club building is on the agenda for Monday's regular meeting of the Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors.
The board will vote on formally accepting more than $884,000 in federal funding for the Legion Drive building.
Plans for the 12,245-square-foot building include a multipurpose gymnasium and a fitness/activity room. The facility will have a play area for younger children, a computer lab, a tutoring room and meeting areas. The building has been vacant since 2008 and needs extensive electrical and plumbing work, roof repair and a new gym floor.
In May, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved the city's application for Section 108 funding, which allows low-cost debt for capital improvement projects. For the next 20 years, the city will spend about $49,000 a year from its Community Development Block Grant allocation to repay the debt, according to staff estimates.
Accepting the funding is the only action item slated for the meeting.
The agenda includes a citizens communication time during which members of the public may address the board on any topic for up to five minutes each.
The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 216 Walnut St.