Galt's building department is continuing to work with a consulting structural engineer to gain a working set of structural plans in order for Public Works to develop an estimate of rehabilitating the Jaycee Building at 405 5th St.
The property was at the center of a costly lawsuit between the city and the now-defunct Boys and Girls Club of Galt. It was ultimately purchased by the city in 2010, but there has not been money available to rehabilitate the building.
Recently, the church has offered to fix up the former Jaycees Hall so that it can serve as a community center.
The goal is to have the plans completed early next week and delivered to the Public Works Department, according to city manager Jason Behrmann.
The engineered plans will give the city enough information to determine feasibility and allow for The Gathering Place contractors to verify they are indeed willing and capable to take on the upcoming challenges, Behrmann wrote on the city’s website.
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