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December 20, 2013

City Council hears Chautauqua plans

The Chautauqua Planning and Preservation Committee presented its business plan for the 110-year-old building to the Shelbyville City Council Monday evening.

The Council asked the committee to design a plan before the council would decide on the building’s future or fate. An engineering report is also expected in February 2014 to aid in that decision.

Mark Shanks and Keith Endsley presented the plan which addresses structural issues, business goals and plans to manage it as a viable multi-use building.

“This plan is a living document - a guiding document to move forward,” said Endsley.

“We will use this plan as a tool for fundraising and grants,” Shanks said. “This is a phased process to make it a usable and profitable building.”

Ideas for the building include a possible museum aspect with historic displays on each of the panels, hosting concerts and programs, housing various shows and expos, plays, dances, reunions. The building has also been popular in the recent past for weddings.

Shanks noted that a sliding fee scale may be used for events held in the building.

“The community support is here with more than 1,300 supporters on our FaceBook page,” Shanks said. “We have support of the (Shelbyville) Chamber of Commerce and the (Shelby County) Office of Tourism.”

“There is a demand for using the building in the state it is in now,” Endsley added.

Proposed building improvements were also presented including ADA compliant restrooms, heating and cooling system, and hard surface flooring.

Shanks assured that they would check into what could be done without compromising the “Historical Significant” classification that has been awarded to the building.

Although the council took no action after hearing the report, they approved the designation of Mark Shanks as a authorized signatory on the account for the Chautauqua building. The account require multiple signatures for check writing.

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