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Published 10:49 pm Thursday, August 15, 2019

City approves entering a contract to begin work on rail car museum


LANDRUM—At the Landrum City Counsel meeting on Tuesday, August 13, Council members voted and approved a resolution to enter into a contract with Capital Services to design and develop the Landrum Rail and History Museum. 

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Councilman Billy Inman said during the meeting that the agreement with Capital Services is for them to do the design and implementation of the museum in the railroad train car behind the Landrum Depot. The council made the recommendation to go through the Schematic Design II phase and approved the spending of funds for the first two phases that include a charrette and the initial Schematic Design of the museum. 

Inman said that the council hopes that by hosting a public charrette with representatives of Capital Services and having a schematic design to show Landrum residents, it will help drum up excitement in the community and help get residents more involved. 

During the charrette, the City Councilors will be meeting with Landrum residents and representatives of Capital Services to get the initial design phase started. Councilman Inman said that the City would like community input on what to feature and put on display in the museum. 

The Landrum City Council approved the spending of funds to complete the first two phases of the project and will continue to meet with the museum planning committee as the project progresses with Capital Services.

The official date of the public Charrette has not been set but will be released when confirmed by the City Councilors and City Manager.