Hanford makes moves to repair, sell Carnegie Museum for reopening

Hanford Town Council is launching a strategy that it hopes will finally direct to the reopening of the city’s area museum.

The non-profit firm Carnegie Museum of Kings County (CMKC) wishes to transfer into the historic setting up of the Carnegie Library and sooner or later open up and operate a museum.

The 116-12 months-outdated creating was vacated previous calendar year right after the Hanford Carnegie Museum was unable to make its lease payments to the town.

With the Hanford Carnegie Museum and its artefacts from the constructing – the town without leaving a museum to maintain and showcase its background – CMKC was started final 12 months with the intent to operate in the historic library constructing.

These attempts will culminate in the metropolis council on Tuesday:

  • Approve a license arrangement with CMKC for the setting up
  • Declare the library developing (109 E. Eighth St.) as an extra home

The license agreement would make it possible for CMKC to move into the residence when each parties assess the structural challenges of the library constructing and ultimately negotiate a sales settlement.

Less than the conditions of the settlement, CMKC will are living on the residence from June 15 as a result of the stop of the year, paying out the metropolis only $ 10 for it.

The metropolis will be liable for fire safety difficulties with the creating and will exchange the electrical panel.

The city will also devote up to $ 5,000 to preserve the electrical, air conditioning, and plumbing methods in the building, as well as landscaping the house.

CMKC will be accountable for every day maintenance and will be authorized to paint the interior walls and ceilings of the setting up. The nonprofit will also have the correct to hold gatherings, increase funds, operate a present store, and hire out events.

As CMKC begins environment up a museum in the setting up, the city declaring the constructing as surplus land opens the doorway for equally sides to negotiate a sale.

Hanford will be able to offer the building to CMKC upon 60 working day notice for residential, park, open room and university firms in the location, which will give them the possibility to order the home in accordance with the law in the state or to lease.

The conclusion also instructs Metropolis Supervisor Mario Cifuentez to negotiate phrases of sale with CMKC if none of the claimed firms are fascinated in the property.

Cifuentez will post the phrases to the metropolis council for acceptance at a later day.