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Council takes first look at new center

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Staunton Town Council members (right, from left) Andy Kirchner, Brad Webster and Ed Nevins listen to Sanders Associates, Inc., representative Dan Sanders as the council members toured the town's new community center. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
STAUNTON -- Prior to digging into business Monday, members of the Staunton Town Council had the opportunity to take a tour of the town's new community center.

While touring the building, council members were informed by Sanders Associates, Inc., representative Dan Sanders, and MSI Construction, Inc., Clinton, members of the building's progress.

During the tour, council members noticed some windows housed in what will be the Staunton Town Clerk/Treasurer office, which they did not like.

Because of this, council members asked for larger windows to be placed in the room, but added they wanted to get a price for those windows prior.

In addition, council members asked the company to price plywood, which it intends to place on the west wall of the kitchen area underneath drywall in order to hang memorabilia of the town's history.

Contrary to January's meeting, where council members discussed their displeasure of the speed of the work, council members and Sanders expressed pleasure in recent work.

"I think the progress, personally, is going well," Sanders added.

Sanders Associates, Inc., based in Terre Haute, is the primary architect of the building.

Meanwhile, Sanders, speaking for council members, asked MSI Construction owner Tony Major if he could talk with company insurance representatives about allowing access to council members to tour the site while construction crewmembers were not there.

In order to do this, Sanders said the town board was asking for access to a key to the building.

Major said he did not have a problem with it, but did not want anyone risking injury.

However, a company associate, on-hand at Monday's meeting who lives near the site, agreed to come by to let board members tour the building if needed.

Still, Sanders asked Major to check with MSI Construction insurance, stating the town had insurance on board members and town employees.

Major said he would.

"We're here to work with you, not against you," Major said.

In other business, the board learned from Town Marshal Chuck Jones that he had issued three warnings, two citations and only took two dog complaints through the month of January.

The town board meets regularly on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Its next meeting is scheduled for March 8.

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