During the February 15th meeting of Conshohocken’s Borough Council the council members debated the merits of considering a proposal from the YMCA to manage and run the programming of the Fellowship House. This isn’t a new concept, it has been discussed going back at least a couple years. The YMCA rents office space in the new Borough Hall.
The motion to not consider the YMCA’s proposal was made by Colleen Leonard (D, 7th Ward). Only one member of Borough Council, Karen Tutino (D, Ward 1), wanted to consider the YMCA’s proposal. Tutino questioned whether the Borough knew how to develop programming. Council member Bob Stokley (R, 6th Ward) was concerned that the YMCA programs would be too expensive for some residents.
The vote was six to one to not consider the YMCA’s proposal.