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Community Center to Get Facelift

A generous contribution by a Belmont senior is enabling to the city to make improvements to the Twin Pines Senior & Community Center.

At tonight's meeting of the Belmont City Council, councilmembers are expected to approve a resolution accepting a donation to the T from the estate of William Pearce in the amount of $55,055.

Pearce, a Belmont resident and frequent visitor to the center, generously left a portion of his estate to be used for improvements to the center upon his death.

According to the staff report, the donated funds funds from the Pearce estate will be deposited in the General Facilities Improvement Account. City staff members have been working on a project to update the facility, which is 25 years old and has not been painted or upgraded since it opened in 1987.

, director of the city's is grateful for the Pearce donation.

"This money will help us paint and make other improvements that will make the center more inviting," said Gervais.

"Twin Pines Senior & Community Center is a place for people to gather--that's it's main function, so we want to make it a warmer, and more like a home than a city facility," he added.

In addition to paint, planned improvements include new carpet and new lobby and game room furniture.

The Belmont City Council will meet Tues., Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, One Twin Pines Lane. For more information, or to see Tuesday's agenda, click  here.

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