Bids for Up­per Dublin Li­brary ren­o­va­tion ap­proved by com­mis­sion­ers

The Ambler Gazette - - POLICEREPORTS - By Linda Finarelli

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.

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