Karon Weatherman, Director of the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center, is very excited about the new Seniors Center which will be built on City property located on Oak Avenue, near downtown. However, much preparation work must be carried out and construction completed before the first activities can be planned there for the Senior Citizen population. Tory Niewiadomski, Community Development Director for the City of Sulphur Springs, communicated the plans to Karon Weatherman.
There will be a number of steps prior to constructing a new Senior Citizens Building.
- The election passed, which means the City will have a funding source available to construct a new Senior Center.
- The City has been working with the other taxing jurisdictions on obtaining the deed for the former nursing home property on Oak Avenue and we now have it.
- The City will work with an architect to come up with a building design and site plan layout to meet the needs for the new Senior Citizens Building. This will take several months to come up with a design and plan.
- In the short term, we will start working on the demolition/remediation efforts of the Oak street property and perform some site preparation for the future building site.
- Once the Senior Center design is finished/complete, the City would go out to bid for the construction and award a contract and that would be approved by City Council.
This will not happen overnight and will take some time to carefully plan out this exciting investment for our seniors!
Tory Niewiadomski, Community Development Director