No changes expected to current library site plans
Despite suggestions to the contrary, no changes were proposed to the library site plans following a council work session on Monday.
Councilor Don Koenigs questioned access problems since the library parking lot extended into the city street rights-of-way.
Koenigs asked if the city needed to vacate the streets and if snow removal was going to be an issue.
The driveway entry to the library will be on Second Street and the exit will extend into the Ira II right of way.
Public Works Superintendent Karl Hagerman said that as long as curbs had rolled edges the city could remove snow from the property and dump it along the unimproved Ira II street right of way.
Koenigs then asked how the library construction project would be managed, inquiring if it would be done by the city manager or a library committee.
Mayor Al Dwyer replied it would be cheaper to hire a construction manager rather than have an architect do the work. It was also proposed that the city hire a single manager to supervise the library, bridge repair work and the water plant upgrade that will be completed next construction season.
Construction management for the fire hall construction was about 4-5% of the project cost, according to Tom Reinarts.