FISHER — The last obstacle to opening the joint school/community fitness center has been cleared. The new chiropractors in town have offered to staff it voluntarily.
Dr. Aaron Armetta told the committee of village, school and community representatives that he and his business partner, Dr. Lindsay Roseman, and office manager Liz Roseman will supervise the center after 6 p.m. when his office closes, three days a week.
The Fisher Village Board was concerned about the cost of providing supervision when the center is open to the public. Tentative hours for the community will be 5-7 a.m. and 6-9 p.m. and maybe some weekend hours. Illinois school code requires the site be supervised at all times since it is located in a school building.
Village Trustee Jason Mathias and chair of the village's parks and recreation committee said the local paper will run a survey to determine who plans to use the center and the hours they prefer it to be open. A similar survey will be sent through the school district to students' parents.
High school Assistant Principal Ben Derges said 90 percent of the equipment will be installed by May 6 and the "fully operational fitness center" will be shown off to the public when the district holds an open house for new addition from 5-7 p.m. May 13.