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Greensburg YMCA members plan vote on merger proposal

| Monday, May 14, 2012, 8:26 a.m.

Voting on a proposed merger will begin tonight at the Greensburg YMCA, but has been postponed at the Regional Family YMCA of Laurel Highlands.

Rick Nedley, director of Greensburg YMCA, said a meeting of the general membership will be held at 6 p.m. tonight. Voting on the proposed merger will begin after the meeting and continue through 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The Greensburg facility has a membership of about 5,000, but Nedley said about half that number are ineligible to vote because they are under age 18.

He said if the merger is voted down in Greensburg, there will be no need for a vote at the Regional Family YMCA in East Huntingdon Township.

Voting had been slated to begin tonight at the Regional Family YMCA, but was postponed, according to board member Robert Hauser.

Hauser said the Regional Family YMCA board will meet tonight but no decision has been made on when the general membership vote will occur. He said voting was postponed because official notice had not been mailed to the membership.

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