The North Sevier Community Center received a generous $3245 donation from Aurora City to fund automatic doors for the building. Barbara Williams also donated her electrical talents to hook up the doors.
According to the Center’s CFO Clint Johnson, several weeks ago Director Riley Tidlund was visiting with the Seniors and they asked him to see if there was some way to get automatic doors for the building. Salina City did not have the ability to pay for the doors and so Riley asked if there was grant money available.
“I know all their financial information and do their monthly financial reports, and after looking, it was clear that there could be some money available but that it would take some time,” said Johnson. “I approached the Aurora City Council and asked if they would be willing to spend some of the COVID money to the Senior Citizens for the automatic doors. They unanimously said yes.”
The North Sevier Community Center is an asset owned by Salina City but North Sevier Recreation pays rent for the building every month. North Sevier Recreation is a partnership with Salina, Redmond and Aurora and all try to work together for the good of the community.
The board consists of Salina City Mayor Jed Maxwell, Redmond Mayor Kelly Johnson,
Aurora Mayor Daven Quarnberg, Riley Tidlund – Rec Director, Heather Ellett – Building Manager, Kelly Mason – Aurora City Council, Jon Maxwell – Salina City Council, Char Smith – Redmond Town Council, Kurt Bosshardt – Member at large, Mike Taylor – Member at large and CFO Clint Johnson.