Tuesdays meeting started off like many others before.
Members of the Fairbury City Council heard a request from the president of one of the Citys sub-groups. In this case it was Ben McBride, president of the Museum Board. The dilemma: the roof of the museum leaks and needs to be fixed.
Its an all-to-common occurrence. Buildings, the city is responsible for, have a problem and need a large sum of money thrown at them for repairs. In the case of the museum its either spend upwards of $100,000 for a new roof or nearly $40,000 for a patch job.
But unlike the typical open the coffers and pay the bill approach, this time the councils approach was different.
I guess now is as good of a time as any to drop a bombshell, councilman Roger Bailey said. Several of us have been talking and I think we need to head in another direction.