TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The YMCA building on South 18th Street in Lafayette is expected to get a 2 million dollar renovation.
However, for the time being, the building will remain nearly vacant with the exception of the swimming pool.
Central Catholic, Purdue Aquatics and I-swim made a deal with the county Monday morning.
They are paying to keep the pool open there for the remainder of the year.
"They are to pay us a flat rate to take care of all expenses," said Commissioner Dave Byers. "They are in charge of it. We are in a mutual agreement where if something happens at the pool where it's going to need some major repair, the agreement is over, it's done."
Eventually, the pool will be filled with concrete and the building will house the Tippecanoe County Health Department and Extension offices.
"It's a very solid structural building but it needs a lot of upgrade," said Byers. "Single pane windows, roof needs a total repair, things like that."
Byers said on Friday, someone tried stealing from the nearly vacant Y.
The person or people involved cut some wires and copper pipes outside the building, most likely to sell for scrap.
The incident has been reported to law enforcement.
Anyone with information is asked to come forward.