Alachua County commissioners vote for plan that could keep Camp McConnell in the county's hands

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ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) – Alachua County commissioners are moving toward a decision that would keep Camp McConnell in the county's hands.

Tuesday night, commissioners voted 3 to 1 on a plan advanced by Commissioner Ken Cornell to keep the former YMCA camp with the possibility of privately run operations.

Commissioner Mike Byerly was the dissenting vote.

The commissioners directed county staff to investigate other recreation projects to see the number of funds that are currently available.

They estimate the camp will cost between $2 to $3 million to operate yearly.