Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Difference Between Construction in Shiloh Shiloh

As my readers know well, the construction and building (and even planning) of houses, schools and other edifices as well as fields, orchards and hothouses are headline material, a subject for UN deliberations, fodder for campus strife and what not.

I live in Shiloh in the Benjamin Region and sort of suffer from all this hullabaloo.

Unlike other Shiloh residents, like those in Illinois, USA.

Here's their barn problem.

Barn problem?

Yes, a problem with a barn:-

The Shiloh Board of Trustees remains divided on how to move forward with the dilapidated Red Barn that continues to sit at the end of Country Lane. Do they pass the bid opening up to $400,000 to restore the building for a new Cultural Arts Center? Or do they tear it down and construct a new building for the center?
After much deliberation, the board remained split during its Jan. 23 committee at large meeting 3-3. Shiloh Mayor Jim Vernier cast the swing vote to pass moving the bid opening to a $300,000 maximum, and a $400,000 finance proposal for the Red Barn rehabilitation. A final vote is expected to take place next month during the full board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6.
Village Administrator John Marquart informed the board that the village qualified for a tax exempt note on a loan with Commerce Bank locally for $400,000 to finance the initial improvements.
Trustees Mark Kurtz, Greg O’Neil and Bob Weilmuenster voted in opposition, while Colleen Powers, Tina Warchol and Kurt Burrelsman approved the maximum bid amount be reduced from $400,000 to $300,000.

Just think about that.

And can you imagine me talking about "Greater Shiloh"?

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