first day of service for new Teen Services Department
35 Million Bond Vote for library repair and expansion fails
Director William Cicola Retires
Library Board appoints Kerri Rosalia, Director
Budget proposition for Roof repair and partial replacement vote passes
Library Operating Budget vote fails 302 yes 382 no
Library Operating Budget re-vote passes 632 yes 429 no
Library pays off 3.9 million bond from 1992 24,000 sq. ft. addition
Board begins working with architect Jim Keller of Vitetta Associates on a plan to reconfigure interior space. Inventory of physical assets completed at this time. (furniture, shelving, equipment)
Library staff meetings with Jim Keller re-think interior layout of collections
Library Board reviews conceptual plan to add a 10,000 sq. ft. children’s library above the existing facility. Plan requires acquisition and modification of library parking lot.
Victor Conseco and Bob Viola of Sandpebble Builders, Inc. meet with Library Board to propose a facility condition analysis.
Library Board authorizes contract with Sand pebble Builders, Inc. for Phase 2b. Detailed budget estimate for repair work will be developed.
Library Board authorizes Sand pebble Builders, Inc. to draft Fps for Architects, Mechanical Engineers, Structural Engineers, IT consultant, and environmental consultants.
Library Board requests debt service schedule from Mainstay to ascertain cost of repair bond to residents.
Discussion of an October 2011 public vote on repair project.
HAVOC system for Children’s level fails. Board authorizes emergency repair. Children’s room closed to public for balance of the week. Second oil tank installed outside the library as a temporary measure.
Library Board signs contract with Sandpebble Builders for Phase 2B in the amount of $44,750.00.
RFPs responses for Architect and Mechanical Engineer reviewed. Library Board votes to accept Wiedersum Associates response to
RFP for Architectural services in the amount of $77,500 as the low bidder.
Library Board votes to accept Strunk & Alberts response to the RFP for Mechanical Engineering services in the amount of $84,000 as the low bidder.
Sandpebble Builders attend Library Board meeting to discuss site visit to Serota Property.
Library Board passes Type II SEQRA resolution for Library Repair Project.
Library Board reviews area rental property costs, including Serota property rent and rent with option to purchase proposal. Library Board authorizes appraisal of Serota property.
WFSD school budget passes 12% increase by five votes. Library Board re-visits the cost of a Bond for Library repairs for the community. A discussion follows of making repairs without an increase in tax through a bond for the community.
Library Attorney attends Board meeting. Advises library that repairs can be financed out of Operating Budget. No bond required.
Weekly meetings with Wiedersum and Strunk & Albert begin.
Library Board announces to staff and community that repairs will be made without and increase in Library tax. Library will temporarily relocate to rented facilities in the community.
Library Board decides to put repair project on hold pending further community input.
Boiler replacement project completed
Library Board Ad-hoc advisory committee meets.
Library Board has worked on developing renovation plans with the assistance of Sandpebble and Architect Rick Wiedersum. They determined they wished to remain open to the public during renovation and wanted to use the money in the capital reserve fund to pay for it. Renovation plans are filed with NYS Education Department in the Spring of 2013. Budget estimates received in August of 2014 for the anticipated interior renovation were significantly more than expected and the timeline for the project was too lengthy.
Library discovers non-friable asbestos above the ceiling on the main floor of the library. Abatement will be required that will entail emptying the main floor and demolishing everything above the grid (lights, wiring, etc.) and a temporary closure of the library to abate. A partial closure would ensue in order to build out the main floor again for public use.
Board discusses the option of selling the current building to yield revenue to offset the cost of another library building. Board decides to re-evaluate the option of building a new library on donated land by involving the community in the process.
Director contacts 7 Group – John Boecker to assist in the public workshops required to open the process and decision making to residents and stakeholders concerned with the future of the library.
November 18, 2014
The first Envision workshop takes place with the project team and community in order to solicit community participation and decide between pursuing a building renovation or a new library building.
January 31, 2015
A second Envision workshop takes place with the project team and community, this one focused on understanding Library services and associated program spaces, developing and aligning community members around initial project programmatic and performance goals, and assessing project options.
March 21, 2015
A third Envision workshop takes place, with attendees indicating their preference to pursue a new library building located on the Links property.
2016 to Present
The Library Board and Administration holds a public meeting at the William Floyd High School to update the community on the planning process for the proposed new Community Library. State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) process is finalized.
Envision Subcommittee continues to meet to discuss design of new building.
Board consults with Munistat, a municipal financial advisory service on bond rates.
Board of Trustees meets with William Floyd School District Board.
Board of Trustees meets with Brookhaven Town.
Board of Trustees calls for a resolution to hold a special district meeting on February 7, 2018.
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