Johnson County Fairboard Chooses Projects At Fairgrounds

Johnson County Fairboard Chooses Projects At Fairgrounds

After Tuesday's Johnson County Commissioner's meeting, the task of choosing which projects to concentrate on at the fairgrounds fell to the Johnson County Fair Board.
John Gibbs, Commission Liason to the Fair Board, said those choices were made at their meeting Thursday night.
The grandstand project will be look at a number of upgrades including, but not limited to, possible aluminum seating to replace the old wooden seats, which was identified as the most cost-effective choice.
Another project they identified was the installation of restrooms on the far side of the track near the crows nest. Pre-fab and stick-built will be looked into.
Electrical upgrades to the fairgrounds were also identified as a need, with more power poles with transformers being installed and wiring upgrades to the entire system at the facility.
The fourth project they identified was the kitchen upgrades at the existing community building, which also brings up discussions that the community building is quickly getting worn out, Gibbs said, which may present other ideas for possible upgrades or replacement.
A structural engineer,according to Gibbs, will be brought in to examine the grandstand and the communnity building in the near future.
Gibbs said he was pleased with the decision and the plan the Board implemented.
A suggestion made to the Fair Board was to develop a plan for the future to look at projects or needs at one year, five years and maybe ten years down the road to help better plan for the future, Gibbs said.

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