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Makeover in the Making

Jeff Garretson - February 1, 2016 12:34 pm

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Improvements are slated for the Expo Center in the coming months as a Saline County committee continues to tailor the 2016 Capital Improvement Fund.

Commissioner Luci Larson joined in on the KSAL Morning News Monday with a look at the process, “We have this committee that’s forming a list,” she said.

“You’ve got your wants and you’ve got your needs and of course they are hoping to put the needs in front of the wants.”

Larson explained to listeners that the short term goals like replacing the heating and air conditioning units in both the 4-H Building and Kenwood Hall, plus a remodel of the restrooms would cost about $62,000.

Other improvements that could be made in the near future include expanding the showers in Barn 2, replacing the fans in Ag Hall and barns, updating paint and landscaping around the grounds.

Total price tag for a mix of proposed improvements would cost about $138,000.

With an eye toward the future, the Expo Committee has also suggested long-term improvements like building a new 100-foot by 200-foot barn and covered warm-up arena.

Larson said, “The Bicentennial just recently had their facelift and it looks beautiful inside and out. That can only compliment what we’re doing over at the Expo Center and vice versa once we get some of those improvements done.”

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