WARSAW — The Warsaw Community Public Library Board of Trustees met on Monday, May 9, to discuss maintenance projects to help keep the building open and pleasant for the foreseeable future.
Bruce Hively, the library facilities manager, presented the board with a variety of projects to help keep the library in shape. The projects included replacing the exterior lighting around the building with LED lights. “All the lights are burnt out and need to be replaced,” Hively stated.
He continued, describing projects such as fixing the concrete steps, replacing the heating, venting, and air conditioning controls, or replacing the building elevator with a different model. “It’s a home (elevator) system and isn’t designed to be used as much as we use it,” Hively said, describing the issue.
After some discussion, the board decided that replacing the exterior lighting, a project that would cost $29,492, was the best course of action for the time being. The board voted and approved the project before the end of the meeting.
- The board was informed that the April book sale netted $486.
- The board was informed that the library has now opened a partnership with Kroger. When someone goes to a Kroger store and uses their savings card, a portion of the money spent is collected in a fund, and that fund is eventually donated to the WCPL.