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R.E. Olds Museum Buying Building From Lansing

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The R.E. Olds Museum is on Museum Drive in Lansing.

The city of Lansing has agreed to sell the building housing the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum to the museum’s operators.

A press release from Mayor Virg Bernero says this deal reflects the 36-year relationship with museum operators, and the need for future spending to maintain the facility.

Under the agreement, title to the property will be transferred for $2. The museum has rented the space for a dollar a year since its inception. Since 2005, the museum has been required to pay for all repairs and maintenance.

The building has been appraised at $140,000. It needs roof repairs estimated at $167,000.

The city’s planning board will consider the transaction tonight. If approved, the agreement will go before the city council.

Scott Pohl has maintained an on-call schedule reporting for WKAR following his retirement after 36 years on the air at the station.
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