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Page County supervisors will review community center proposal

LURAY, Va. (WHSV) – Page County may soon have its own community center. The county board of supervisors will meet on Monday evening and hear a request from the county administrator to move forward with plans to build the center.

The community center would be built on property already owned by the county and directly across from the Page County Technical Center.

“We don’t have a center where we can hold all of our events and we’d love with this addition, if council approves, we can expand our offerings for the community,” Page County Administrator Amity said. Moler.

Moler said the idea of ​​bringing a community center to Page County had been discussed for years, but now the project is moving forward.

The proposed center would include two basketball courts, a common area, classrooms, a commercial kitchen, a multipurpose sports hall, an indoor track and outdoor soccer fields. The county also hopes to make an addition that would help fill a void in the community.

“With the recent closure of Valley Health Gym, we are also hoping to add a fitness center here as well. It would greatly expand what we can offer the community,” Moler said.

Moler said the center would be a great meeting place for different county organizations and help facilitate recreational sports planning.

“Right now we don’t have any facilities, we have to plan with the schools and of course they have school sports, so sometimes it’s difficult for us to make those programs successful and to have regular hours,” she said.

The community center would be free and open to the public, but if a fitness center was added there would likely be a small membership fee to help offset the cost of building the center.

“We really hope to have a large community space that can be used for multiple things. Whether it’s fundraising or meeting space, sports or other activities,” Moler said.

Moler said the facility would cost about $2.7 million to build, but the county would be eligible for a USDA grant to purchase equipment for the interior.

Also at Monday’s meeting, supervisors are expected to vote on a resolution to rename the newly renovated ‘White House Bridge’ on Route 340 to honor Stanley Police Officer Nick Winum, who was killed by ball in the line of duty last year.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m.