CEDAR LAKE | The town would be better off starting from scratch when it comes to air conditioning at the former Monastery clubhouse.
Building Commissioner Jack Slager recently brought a professional out to look at the building, and he recommended replacing the entire heating and cooling system rather than just fixing the air conditioning, Slager said at the Town Council work session Tuesday.
Constituents had been complaining about the air conditioning, Town Councilman Greg Wornhoff said last month, and staff was instructed to look into the problem.
Replacing the entire system was estimated at $20,000. “Go get three or four bids and see what we’ve got,” Councilman Greg Parker told Slager.
The building, at 9800 W. 129th Ave., was once the clubhouse for the old Monastery golf course. The surrounding properties have since been turned into a residential subdivision. The town took the clubhouse over as a community center building and has since hosted many Parks and Recreation programs there. The building has also been rented by outside groups.
Being that the building is an old one with high ceilings and concrete floors, it presents challenges. “We’ll get some numbers and get back to you guys,” Town Manager Ian Nicolini said.