Shady Rest Committee has Unanswered Questions

Shady Rest Home

The Shady Rest Home Committee expressed concerns about a business plan and financial sustainability of a potential entity hoping to occupy the Shady Rest Home on Lincoln Highway in Plymouth.

The committee members on Tuesday afternoon were in agreement that the proposal given by Ted Hayden and Gregg Erickson for an addiction recovery service at the Shady Rest Home is a program worthy of utilizing the space owned by the county, but whether or not they can be financially responsible is still a question.

While the committee has not received any paperwork on the proposal since their last meeting on Sept. 26 committee member Ward Byers offered information that the pair are working on a business plan and their not-for-profit 501(C)(3) status. The committee voted in favor of giving them until Wednesday, Nov. 1 to submit those supporting documents.

If the committee cannot find a purpose for the building, they may send it out for other soft proposals, find a county use for the building, put the property up for auction, or dispose of the building.

Two residents who are neighbors to the Shady Rest Home asked about security at the facility with the offenders that will occupy the home. Ward Byers who works with Marshall County Community Corrections assured the residents that the non-violent offenders who will be a part of the proposed program will be supervised around the clock.

The committee will meet again on Tuesday, Nov. 14 to review the paperwork and decide which direction to take.