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Deal Brokered On North City Recreation Center

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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (KMOX/file photo)

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (KMOX/file photo)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A $20 million recreation center that’s been sitting complete, but closed, will soon be open for families to enjoy in north St. Louis.

Mayor Slay announced a deal has been worked out to provide $25 annual memberships for low-income kids, ending a political standoff over the O’Fallon Recreation Center in the board of aldermen.

Slay is hopeful the board will approve the deal.

“I think we all want the same thing, I believe we all want the same thing,” Slay said. “I think this will get us to where we all are going to be so we can all be on the same page.”

Alderman Antonio French says he helped work out the agreement, and believes it will soon pass through the board of aldermen.

“This is a big city, there’s a lot of people involved in what we do and how we get things done and sometimes it takes longer than all of us would like,” French said.

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