During its regularly monthly meeting Monday, the Staunton Town Council met with former council member Jim Smith to discuss the agreement.
Smith, who also serves as the Brazil City Fire Chief, has much experience dealing with agreements of this capacity.
"He was on the board previously and he was on the 4-H board," Staunton Council member Brad Webster told The Brazil Times. "He worked with some of the other communities and their centers. We just used him as a source of information."
During Monday's meeting, Smith offered suggestions to the current agreement that the council had drawn up.
For example, Smith told the board they might consider changing a rental rate and fee item in the agreement.
The original agreement called for a forfeiture of deposit if an event was canceled within seven days. Smith suggested they change this to 30 days.
In addition, he suggested the council offer a special weekend package. Other suggested changes included whether to hand out keys to the building or to use a programmable lock and that anyone who rents out the building for an event should provide their own cleaning supplies.
The agreement calls for free meetings for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, but the agreement calls for a "small annual community project for badges,"
"I think your prices are right in line," Smith told the council.
The board elected to take the suggestions under advisement and will consider voting for approval at a later date.
"As soon changes are made, it will probably be adopted," Webster said.
The council was informed Monday the center could be operational by the middle of April.
"I think the building is coming along and looking good," Sanders Associates, Inc., architect Dan Sanders said.
However, council members expressed a slight displeasure with the color of the roof.
Initial plans called for a blue roof for the building, coinciding with the colors of the Staunton High School Yellow Jackets, which were blue and gold.
Webster said the color of the block on the building is a "golden-brown."
"Somehow, the architect did not communicate that with the designer," Webster said of the roof color. "We ended up with the wrong color."
Webster said the roof has a "weathered wood," tint to it, and after seeing it, council members were OK with the color.
The council meets regularly on the second Monday of each month. Its next meeting is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m., April 12.