City Commission Work Session
July 31, 2013
Veterans Building Interior
The only agenda topic for the July 31, 2013 (5:30pm) work session was discussion of the interior of the American Legion Building.

All commissioners and the Mayor were present (Sink, Shafer, Weaver, York & Francis). They met with architect Jim Graber (who also designed the recent roof restoration of the veterans building ... and the city hall restoration). Graber provded a simple floor plan drawing with only minor changes from the former layout to start the discussion. No action was taken but commissioners discussed many potential options and anticipate a revised drawing later as well as rough cost estimates for future discussion. There is some funding available from the insurance payout on the burned out 4-H/Senior Citizens Building (also on the fair grounds) but not near enough for all the features desired.

Sample options:
* redo electrical & plumbing
* portable/removable -vs- fixed stage
* wider door(s) for bringing in equipment / display material
* serving -vs- cooking kitchen (a real cost driver if a stove is included ... which requires venting and fire supression)
* proper memorial(s)/displays for veterans to preserve the building's original intent
* clean and seal exterior brick
* replace floor tile -vs- grind and seal concrete floor
* replace windows
* sheetrock with Wainscoat
* air conditioning / heating
* the new ceiling trusses are vaulted allowing higher ceiling in the open meeting area (higher than the previous drop ceiling)
* rest rooms, dressing rooms, storage rooms
* consider outdoor cooking / dining area(s) with awning/grills ...etc. on either east or west side of building ... and possible new door near kitchen if on west side.

Ted Wright comments in purple.


Single Topic Work Session Discussed Potential Rennovations To American Legion Building Downtown


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