- A commitment had been made to do a structural evaluation of the historic building that houses the Youth Center before money was spent to attach a new building to it, and that evaluation could not be completed prior to the meeting.
- It was brought to the attention of City Attorney Cheryl Roberts that the proposed project was in a National Register-listed historic district and that status makes the project a Type I action, requiring a long form environmental review instead of the short form that was being used.
- A new issue had been raised about the historic importance of the site which would require an opinion from the State Historic Preservation Office.
Some who know of such things have suggested that the unusual configuration of the building and its dimensions are similar to those of Friends meeting houses in places like Philadelphia where there were large Quaker congregations. The historic significance of the site could require some archaeological investigation before a new building is constructed there.
A special meeting for the purpose of discussing and voting on the resolution for the proposed senior center has been scheduled for March 6 at 7 p.m.