Greater Vernon residents could be asked again to borrow funds for a public amenity.
Just a few weeks after the sports complex referendum, the Greater Vernon Museum says it hopes to seek public assent to borrow funds in November 2014 for a larger facility.
“There will be a huge positive net impact for all of Vernon,” said Ian Hawes, museum president.
The goal is to take the current structure from about 13,000-square-feet to 30,000-square-feet so there is sufficient space for exhibits, public programs and storage, as well as climate control for artifacts.
The price tag for construction of an expanded museum could be $8 to $10 million.
A preliminary design concept was presented to Vernon council for consideration Monday.
“I’m glad to see something moving forward and there is some action happening,” said Coun. Catherine Lord.
Look for more details in Wednesday’s Morning Star.