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NEXT WEEK: Rec district plans bare-bones building at Buchanan

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By Vicky Gits

The park district board has decided to go forward with a proposed $150,000, bare-bones building in Buchanan Park that is more storage-oriented than office-oriented, at least for now, on the grounds that the district's needs may change in the future.

The initial concept for the building included three enclosed offices for park operations personnel, until board member Roger Hoaglund raised questions about the proposed office space, which he felt was unnecessary and could be located somewhere else.

“Take out everything that isn’t vehicle-related and truly make it a storage space. The people who need private offices are only the ones who have direct reports,” Hoaglund said. “There’s a lot of shuffling we can do before we start building offices. I’d reorient the people first and put this thing back into its original intent.”

Check out the June 10 print issue of the Courier for the full version of this story.