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Council approves revised plans

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

STAUNTON -- Round two will begin for the Town of Staunton next month.

On Monday, Staunton Town Council member Brad Webster motioned the council accept plans drawn up by Sanders Associates, Inc., Terre Haute, for a new community center to be located at 101 N. Monroe St.

Council member Ed Nevins gave the second and the motion was unanimous as Board President Andy Kirchner voted in favor as well.

Sanders Associates, Inc., representative Dan Sanders was at Monday's meeting and provided a revised floor plan for the board members to look at.

The revised plans called for a community room, small meeting room, kitchen, reception area, drop box, community town office space, vestibule, storage space, restrooms, a display area and a patio.

If all goes according to plan, the town will offer up a Community Focus Fund Grant proposal in March. The town is working with Shannon McLeod of Priority Project Resources in writing the grant.

This will be the second time the town has applied for the grant. It did so last year but was denied.

Webster told The Brazil Times the board wanted a revision drawn for the center. He said after meeting with Sanders Associates, Inc., representatives in January, the board wanted the look of the building, size of rooms and square footage changed.

In January, Sanders explained to the board the design was estimated to cost approximately $400,000.

On Monday, he told the board the total construction budget was estimated at $374,500, but recommended the board stay with the $400,000 proposal.

The board agreed.

In addition, Sanders showed board members a design for the front of the building that would make it look similar to the original Staunton High School, Monday.

The grant proposal is due by March 13. If the town receives the grant, bidding will begin for construction.

The board meets regularly on the second Monday of each month. Its next regularly scheduled is set for 7 p.m., March 9.

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Maybe they should focus on fixing the roads in town. Seems only those on the board or those "lucky" enough to live by board members have nice, newly paved roads......go figure!

-- Posted by aminor on Wed, Feb 11, 2009, at 10:07 AM

I do not live in Staunton anymore, but they really are in need of a town hall. And having the front of it resemble the old school is a fantastic idea. Good luck though, with our economy as it is. I really hope this dream comes true finally.

-- Posted by rooster1 on Wed, Feb 11, 2009, at 12:14 PM

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