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Construction on new library to begin in May

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SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County Public Library Board met in special session last week, discussing the upcoming start of construction of the new library building. 

The board approved construction plans for the new state-of-the-art library building, which will now be sent to the appropriate offices to get state approval. 

By the next library board meeting, slated for March 14, John Leap with Codell Construction said he would be able to have the bid package ready for approval. Once approved, the project will be advertised in the newspaper for four weeks. He said they will be able to hold a meeting to open bid packages by mid-April and construction will be able to begin around the first week of May, weather permitting. 

Leap explained that they are looking at a 12-month project, so the new library will tentatively be ready to open to the public in May 2018.

The board looked over the plans for the new modern and contemporary building, which will be featured in detail in a later issue of the Independent as construction begins. 

In other news, the board also unanimously appointed David May as board chairman/president. May previously held the title of vice president, but had been leading the monthly meetings since former Board Chairman Brent Patrick resigned last year. 

The next regular library board meeting is slated for Tuesday, March 14 at 4 p.m. at the Magoffin County Public Library.

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