MCC future in sight

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BELOIT — A new nonprofit organization is expected to be operating in the Merrill Community Center (MCC), 1428 Merrill Ave., in January.

Two nonprofits have put in offers on the building, according to information from MCC board vice president Therese Mueller-McLain in an interview on Friday.

“We are still going back and forth with counter offers,” she said.

She added that a deal could be reached within days.

“Both of the options are good options,” Mueller-McLain said. “Both of the nonprofits are benefiting the community and both would be excellent tenants and additions.”

MCC closed in November due to financial reasons after providing programs for youth and seniors in Beloit for 27 years. The MCC building is 5,000 square feet and has an assessed value of $435,000.

Although the MCC Board had voted to approve a merger with the Stateline Family YMCA, the Board of Directors of the YMCA declined to finalize the merger on Sept. 26.

Shortly before the YMCA declined the merger, a group of neighborhood residents had protested it. Residents had concerns about what they considered to be a lack of transparency with the public regarding the potential merger. Some residents were concerned about the cost to families post-merger as well as transportation issues.

Although the MCC board is still intact, it will be disbanded after the sale of MCC.

MCC is set to receive $71,000 from the United Way Blackhawk Region. Even though the agency was closed, it was operating when the United Way campaign began. In an earlier article, United Way President and CEO Mary Fanning-Penny stated the United Way was encouraged by conversations about programming at the center to meet the community’s needs.

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