Middletown school, city officials to pitch community center idea to Butler commissioners

26 Aug 2021


Representatives from the City of Middletown and Middletown City School District will meet Wednesday afternoon with Butler County commissioners to solicit the county’s financial support for a renovated or new community center.

Middletown City Manager Jim Palenick, in an earlier work session, proposed spending $2.1 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds on the community center with $6 million coming from Butler County and $4 million from the Middletown school district, bringing the total investment to $12.1 million.

During Monday’s school board meeting, the four members present voted unanimously to support the project, though member Todd Moore said he wanted “deeper discussion” before voting. Member Michelle Novak was absent.

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