Feb 08, 2020 1:02 PM

First floor of senior center closing Monday for remodeling

Posted Feb 08, 2020 1:02 PM
<b>The senior center in Salina. </b>Salina Post file photo
The senior center in Salina. Salina Post file photo

Beginning Monday, the first floor of the senior center, 245 North Ninth Street, will be closed for remodeling of the kitchen and restroom areas.

According to information from Saline County, which operates the facility, renovations are expected to take 10 weeks. The closure will not affect activities on the second and third floors, the county noted.

Additionally, Meals on Wheels has been moved to an alternate location to ensure continuity of that service, according to the county.

On Jan. 28, Saline County commissioners awarded to Ponton Construction a remodeling bid in the amount of $62,249 for the kitchen remodeling. The project will include removing all cabinets, shelving units, sinks and flooring and installing new stainless steel work areas, new ceiling tiles, new floor surfaces, and making repairs to several areas in the kitchen.

Additionally, a new handicapped-accessible restroom will be installed on the first floor.

A combination of private donations, grants, and Saline County Capital Improvement Plan dollars are being used to accomplish these projects, earlier information from the county noted.