WARSAW — After battling for months with an important piece of equipment that has proven unreliable at best, The Warsaw Community Public Library Board of Trustees agreed to look into repairing or replacing it.
The library’s elevator, known as a limited use, limited application elevator, broke down 11 times in 2017, according to Library Director Ann Zydek, who reported to the board. “I think we really need to put together an extensive elevator renovation project,” said Zydek.
“Currently, the elevator hasn’t worked the entire month of February,” said Business Manager Renee Sweeny.
In a written report to the board, Library Facility Supervisor Bruce Hively said an architectural firm was investigating whether it would be feasible to replace the LULA elevator and the main elevator with one option. Currently, the LULA elevator’s primary purpose is to facilitate handicapped accessibility. The library’s main entrance is elevated and patrons take stairs to the main floor. Zydek said the LULA elevator helps those who have issues with stairs such as those physical handicaps or parents with young children.
The board gave Zydek permission to begin shopping around for architects and engineers in order to explore all options to the elevator issue.
Zydek said the library has money available for the project in its Rainy Day Fund.
In other business, the board gave Zydek permission to begin looking for another attorney to represent the library to replace Michael Armey. Board member Jill Beehler recommended the library find a replacement that is an avid patron of the library.