Out with the old and in with the new, work crews are in phase one of a ten-week improvement project at the Senior Center in Salina. Monday, decades old kitchen equipment was resting on the lawn before being hauled off.
Months of fundraising and grant writing are now real dollars in motion as a remodel of the first floor kitchen and restrooms is underway at the former Saline County Courthouse. Deputy County Administrator Hannah Stambaugh tells KSAL News that the work means a pause to meals at the center.
The facility has already added new HVAC, tuck pointing on the exterior and improvements to the restroom facilities on the 2nd and 3rd floor. Stambaugh points to the work of Rosie Walter, the facility’s Director as the driving force behind the improvements.
Walters was able to find nearly $148,000 in grants and $100,000 in private donations to mix in with $100,000 in capital improvement funds to fuel the renovation project.
The first floor upgrades are expected to be completed by late April. The work is being done by Salina based Ponton Construction.