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Community members given more time to raise money for barn renovation in Ferndale

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FERNDALE- Community members have been given more time to raise money for the renovation of an old barn in Ferndale that could be torn down if enough funds are not raised.

The Nilsen Barn was built in 1902 and is located in a parking lot off of Main Street.  The Save The Barn Project has been working since January to raise money to convert the barn into a parking and storage facility.  The city-owned barn could also be demolished and converted into more parking spaces if not enough money is raised.  

At a special city council meeting on Wednesday, the council voted to give Save The Barn more time to raise the remaining $15,000 needed for the storage facility project.  At the council meeting on November 6th, the council could choose to give Save The Barn additional time to raise money.  The council could also choose one of the existing options for the barn.  Organizers of Save The Barn say they are grateful for the extra time.