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Remodeling projects continue at Iron County Memorial Building

 

Cortney Ofstad/Daily Globe

DAN STEPHANI and Bill Thomas, both members of the Iron County Memorial Building Restoration Committee, look over the agenda during a meeting, Tuesday, at the Iron County Courthouse in Hurley.

HURLEY — The Iron County Memorial Building Restoration Committee is continuing to tackle projects over the next couple of months before winter arrives.

Tuesday, committee members were updated on the current state of projects during a meeting, including installing new flooring in the main kitchen and outlets in both kitchens and main hall, as well as placing panels in the hall to help with acoustics.

According to treasurer Joe Walesewicz, the committee should hold off in installing the kitchen flooring until after the month of August, because of events reserved at the building.

“We have a couple of weddings in August, so I think we should hold off on the flooring in the kitchen until September,” Walesewicz said.

The outlet installation is taking place currently and Walesewicz met with Todd Haeger to discuss acoustics in the building. According to Walesewicz, Haeger advised him to place panels above the newly installed windows to help absorb sound.

The committee also discussed the option of installing panels along the ceiling, similar to the panels in the auditorium at the Hurley K-12 School. Committee chairman Paul Mullard said he would like to see the project started as soon as possible.

“We’ll continue to work on that,” Walesewicz said.

Donations and fundraising

According to Walesewicz, since July 1, the committee has received $3,325 in donations from local and former residents, as well as businesses and organizations. Currently, the committee has $8,387 in the general fund towards future projects and expenses.

Fundraising chairman Dorothy Walesewicz discussed future fundraisers, and said that for now, the committee will be “taking a break” for a brief time from fundraising.

“We have a lot of people who did a fundraiser last year, who want to do one again, so that is great,” Dorothy Walesewicz said. “Things are moving along nicely.”

The next meeting will be held on September 9 at 4 p.m. at the memorial building.

To learn more about the committee, the restoration project or to donate, call Joe or Dorothy Walesewicz at 715-561-2459.