SLIB OKs money to fix leaky library

Jan 16, 2015 From staff reports

More than $300,000 to fix leaks in the Riverton Branch Library's roof was approved Thursday by the State Loans and Investments Broad.

The funding is the last piece of the puzzle to make repairs that have been discussed for several years.

Countywide consensus money, also from SLIB but allocated by Fremont County and its municipalities, would pay for $573,000 of the $1.1 million job.

Fremont County agreed to put up $250,000 if the second chunk from SLIB came through.

The work would fix leaks in the roof.

"Staff must cover bookshelves, furniture, and equipment to protect items from the leaking water. The roof has been problematic for almost its entire 30 years," the grant request stated.

"Various attempts to fix it have been unsuccessful."

The project would also address drainage issues around the building.

"Water runs off the roof onto the grounds and into the parking lot. When it is cold, this water freezes creating hazardous walking and driving conditions," the request stated.

Attendees at SLIB's Jan. 14 meeting reported the board approved the full $323,000 for the library project.

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