The Register-Star has the story this morning: "Yoga and aerobics to stay free." Last night at the Common Council Youth & Aging Committee meeting, right after First Ward Alderman Sarah Sterling explained that the senior committee had decided on fees for the two programs (for aerobics: $1 for Hudson residents, $2 for others; for yoga: $2 for Hudson residents, $3 for others), Second Ward Alderman Wanda Pertilla, who chairs the committee, announced that "the mayor felt there should be no charge." With the mayor's contribution of $8,000 from his discretionary fund (the part of the $45,000 mayor's salary that his state pension prohibits him from accepting), funding for the two programs still remains $3,300 short. The proposed fees were meant to help make up the difference. According to Pertilla, Mayor Scalera said, "Let 'em go until the money runs out," and promised to find the additional $3,300 somewhere.
Sterling also reported that the RFP (request for proposal) for an architect to design the Senior Center addition to the Youth Center would soon be issued. Its release will be announced as a legal notice in the newspaper.