barn-owl-1-smFrequently Asked Questions about the Davidson Barn Project

Why can’t the barn stay where it is?
Currently the barn is accessible only by driving through private property. There is no access from Mt. Zion Road.

How much of the barn will be used in the new structure?
Basically the skeleton of the barn will be used. The white-oak beams will be numbered and taken down. Those that need some replacement sections will be repaired. Some of the outside framing and flooring will be used decoratively in the interior.

How is the project being funded?
The privately funded Barnstorming Incorporated, a 501 (c)(3) organization, will seek funding from individuals and grants.

Will it raise my property taxes?
Tax moneys will not be used to build the barn.

Who will own the building once it’s finished?
Once the building is completed, the keys and ownership will be turned over to the City of Eureka to operate, manage and maintain.

What about traffic on Lake Road?
A study has determined that most of the traffic connected with use of the Center will be in off-peak hours and that the roadway is adequate to allow traffic to move safely and efficiently.

Who will use the Community Center?
The list of possible uses is endless, but suggested uses might be family reunions, religious gatherings and workshops, weddings, wedding receptions, art shows, ReaganFest exhibits, haunted barn at Halloween, Christmas with Santa, antique shows, barn dances, quilt shows, scouting events, high school reunions, meetings of civic organizations, music concerts and recitals, plays, dance recitals, church retreats, and so on.

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