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Library roof replacement to begin soon

Apr 29, 2016 - From wire reports

The roof and roof drainage system of the Riverton Library are being replaced.

The project will include some cement work and landscape renovation as well. The job will continue through most of the year.

Work is scheduled to begin about May 2 and continue through about Nov. 14. The construction is not expected to change the library's regular hours, services or programs.

The current metal roof system is 33 years old and has been plagued by leaks that could damage the interior of the library and library materials.

Many attempts to mitigate leaks and reroute the drainage have failed through the years.

SDI General Contractors Inc. of Lander was hired as the contractor, and Dubbe-Moulder Architects of Jackson was hired as the architect.

The bid amount for the construction is $730,500. Total funding is $1.146 million dollars, as some unknown costs are expected to be identified once the roof is removed.

In addition $89,545 has been allocated toward architectural, engineering and miscellaneous costs.

The project will be paid for with two grants from Wyoming's State Loan and Investment Board: a County Wide Consensus grant of $573,000 and a SLIB Mineral Royalty grant of $323,000, as well as matching funds of $250,000 required from Fremont County Government.

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