Milan branch library projected to be open in March
The members of the Osgood Public
Library board received a progress report on the construction of
the new Milan branch at the meeting held December 15. According
to project supervisor Gary Johnson, Bruns-Gutzwiller Construction
has done a really nice job.
Johnson reported that the problems with the roof have been reconciled
and that progress has been made on the roof. The masonry has been
completed and drywall has been hung in the mechanical rooms.
The board was advised to consider an auxiliary heating source
in case the geothermic system should break down. There will be
an additional cost of installation to the project, according to
Johnson, but the exact figure was not available at the time of
The new building for the Milan branch is located on State Road
101 near the Milan VFW. Johnson expects completion of the project
sometime in March.
Preliminary sketches of the dedication plaque were presented for
the boards review. Any changes in design and wording will
be discussed at the next meeting.
In other business:
The motion to approve a 1.5% raise for employees, with
the exception of the director, was unanimously approved.
The motion to accept the bid from Necessary Solutions for
the phone system at the Milan branch was approved.
The officers for 2010 are: President Gene Pitts; Vice-President
Sheri Cunningham; Secretary Lynaea Hess; and Treasurer Richard
Parks. Larry Eaton will continue to serve as counsel for the board.
All members were in attendance. The next meeting will be held
on Tuesday, January 26 at 7 p.m. at the Osgood Public Library.