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Public meeting set for Island County fairgrounds proposal

Drastic changes proposed for the way the Island County Fairgrounds look and are managed will be presented publicly at 7 p.m. Feb. 18.

The meeting at the fairgrounds’ Coffman Building will cover proposals to create a new governing agency that will handle the county-owned property and facilities and a more than $10 million, 10-year plan to demolish, build and consolidate the 27 structures to 12. Some of the animal barns and stables would be torn down and rebuilt into large, open, covered spaces that can be configured according to an event’s needs with adjustable pens. The historic Pole Building is slated to remain.

For more information, contact Island County Economic Development Center Executive Director Ron Nelson at 360-678-6889 or icdedc@whidbey.net

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