COA board begins consideration of new building

Members of the St. Joseph County Commission On Aging are beginning the process of considering the former Three Rivers Inn as its potential new headquarters.
COA officials at Wednesday’s Advisory Board meeting went into closed session to discuss financial components and other matters related to the proposal. No action was taken after board members reconvened 30 minutes later.
Board member Margaret Shultz questioned the need to go into closed session, explaining she would prefer the matter remain transparent.
Board member Allen Balog clarified the need, saying it’s common procedure for boards to enter closed session when discussion related to the purchase of real estate, for example, is to take place.
Board member Don Eaton furthermore said discussion could include sensitive items such as interest rates, financial participants and amounts of money that would be subject to change.
Shultz indicated she wasn’t sure the board was so close to discussing those kinds of issues at this time.

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  1. Can’t see that as a real option. More space than they need on upper floors and WAY too much interior work needed. Remember – this is the place that the water ran inside for almost a year before anyone figured it out. Maybe tear it down and build something appropriate but honestly the county has more pressing needs than this and, yes, I am 65 so it does affect me directly.

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