Bids for Upper Dublin Library renovation approved by commissioners
AEouW $242,000 wDV DSproved in bids to three contractors for renovations to the Upper Dublin Library at the board of commissioners 6HSW. 11 PHHWLng.
The project, expected to take about six weeks, involves creating a new “workroom” or main area, moving the circulation desk to the center of the library, creating a youth area for study and socializing and making a quiet room.
7hH $242,063 DSSUovHd LnFludHd: $106,200 Wo Centre Point Contracting for general construction; $81,500 Wo 3DlPDn (lHFtric for electrical work; and $9,800 Wo -ohn G. MoVHU & Son fnc. for mechanical (HVAC) work. The bids include an alternate for two benches, a small coffee station, display panels and some additional lighting.
The “goal” was to spend $200,000 on WhH uSgUDdH, but when the board approved the project, it also approved a tax increase dedicated to the library to gHnHUDWH $65,000 IoU IouU yHDUV Wo UDLVH WhH $200,000 SluV $15,000 D yHDU IoU D capital reserve for the library, township cinance DLUHFWoU -onDWhDn BlHHPHU said. The township could use the capital reserve set aside to pay for the amount DEovH WhH $200,000 Dnd “still have a small capital reserve,” he said.
Bob Stutz, a member of the criends of the Library Board, said the criends recently embarked on a fundraiser with a goal of $100,000, Dnd hDd DlUHDdy UDLVHd $25,000. 7hH )ULHndV plan to use the money to renovate the circulation desk and for some furnishings, which are not included in the project bid, he said.
Library Director Cherilyn ciory said the design was “VLgnLfiFDnWly dLIIHUHnW” from the one she presented a year ago, but she was now “very pleased with the de- sign we ultimately came up with.”
The library “will be as functional as it can be,” she said, as well as being more attractive.
Library board President Barbara Wasserman thanked the commissioners and said the library board was “very excited about working with the township on making the library more responsive to the needs of our community.”
fn other business, the board approved a plan by 6Dl 3DonH -U. IoU WhH 94acre Piszek tract that lies in 6SULngfiHld Dnd USSHU DuElin on either side of Pennsylvania Avenue to create a three-lot subdivision, with two areas reserved for development and the third remaining as open space. The 34-acre open space portion is being given by the Piszek IDPLly Wo WhH MonWgoPHUy County Lands Trust.
No plans have been submitted yet to the township for actual development of the site.