At its Sept. 15 meeting, the Monroe County Public Library Board unanimously approved a contract with Strauser Construction to build a new southwest branch. Strauser's was the lowest of three bids, coming in at $10.6 million – about $1.2 million over the library's original estimate. MCPL director Marilyn Wood said that the library would still be able to pay for the branch and retain about $3 million in reserves.
MCPL plans to build the new 21,000-square-foot branch on land adjacent to Batchelor Middle School at 890 W. Gordon Pike. Earlier this year the Monroe County Council approved issuance of a $6 million bond for the project.
Watch the board's Sept. 15 meeting on CATS here. Read materials related to this issue from the board's Sept. 15 meeting packet here.
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