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September 2018

9/4 Met with local architect Dennis Melton to discuss further options to reduce the cost of the new library. A number of ideas came forth that could help us get to our $15 million goal.

9/6  The building committee met and reviewed the current design and agreed on changes to reduce the cost of the new Library.  The changes were sent to Lukmire/RRMM architects to be incorporated into a 4th redesign.

9/12  Met with Joe Riper, Library attorney, to review and finalize the Library’s upcoming purchase of the 120 S. Willow Street property.  This property will increase the size of the Library campus by 40%.

9/18  The Library’s Feasibility consultants presented the preliminary results of the Feasibility study that was conducted over he summer for the new Kennett Library project.  The presentation indicated that a goal of $15 was aggressive but doable.  A final report will be issued in October with a action plan.

9/18  Presented a request to the Kennett Square Borough’s Historic Architectural Review Board to approve the 124 S. Willow street property.  The Library has reached an agreement with the property owners to purchase the property to further enlarge the Library campus.  The additional lot will increase the amount of surface parking for the Library.

9/21  Met with Mayor Matt Fetick to discuss the Library’s upcoming capital campaign and how he and the Borough can support the campaign.

9/24  Met with Borough of Kennett Square manager, Joe Scalise, to discuss the Library’s options for dealing with a sewer line that bisects the “Weinstein” lot that the Borough is selling to the Library.

10/26/2018 02:13:00 pm

Board + Building
Monthly updates about managing our library and preparing to build a new library center