SOMERSET, NJ - Councilwoman At-Large Kimberly Francois announced the first community youth center neighborhood conversation meeting, scheduled for July 25, 7 p.m., at Franklin Middle School during Tuesday's council meeting.
"The purpose of this meeting is to give the community an overview of the project," Francois said. "You'll have an opportunity to meet the consultants we brought on to help us design the building. This is going to be an opportunity to get community input from everybody about what the needs will be in the youth center."
The site of the youth center will be on Lewis Street, the former home of the Somerset Community Action Program (SCAP).
During the meeting, the community will have the opportunity to learn about the feasibility study conducted by the Kimmel Bogrette Architecture firm located in Pennsylvania. The community will also be asked to provide feedback on what type of programs should be held at the facility.
The contract is worth $25,000 and was approved at the April 25, council meeting.
"I can't stress how important this is to the future of your youth," Francois said.
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