Dearborn Community Center on track for May

The Dearborn Board of Aldermen is dotting its i’s and crossing its t’s for its new community center, and an open house is set for next month. Monday night followed up a final leg of Dearborn’s quest to build a community center with its last meeting before the scheduled completion date of May 1. At this juncture, the City is almost $12,579 below budget, and the open house is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. May 18 at the Community Center. It will be hosted by the Dearborn Community Betterment Association.

While City officials say a few kinks may need to be worked out, the center should be ready for its first reservation rental May 11. At this point, project architect Chris Sams said, the project is waiting on heating, ventilation and cooling to be installed. Drywall is estimated to be complete within three weeks and most electrical in about four days from when they begin. The first thing that will need to be done is sheetrocking the bathroom so the tile can be laid.

“The first will get here before we know it,” Sams said.