Attendee Mike Vonderheide observed most cities don’t own museum facilities. He recommended talking to the library board about ownership. “That’s actually a taxing unit.” Funds could be raised for upkeep if needed, according to him.
Fledderman said, “I think it’s eventually going to end up with the city. I think this is a proactive approach to guarantee things are going to be preserved.”
Lambert wondered how building ownership would impact Batesville’s budget. Initially, the mayor thought the city would have to pay for insurance only.
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