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No move to YMCA for health department

Tom Jackson • Mar 23, 2010 at 6:27 PM

The Erie County Health Department is no longer interested in moving to the old YMCA building if the Y moves to a new location.

Health commissioner Pete Schade floated the idea but dropped it when his board expressed little enthusiasm.

Linda Miller-Moore, president of the board, said board members knew extensive work would be needed to deal with the many levels in the YMCA building and the Y's swimming pools.

Board members were worried about cost, she said.

"We just thought there was too much to overcome," she said.

Schade thinks his department may need more elbow room at some point. He expects to expand the services the health department offers to the community if it obtains federal money to become a Federally Qualified Health Center.

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