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November 2010 Update on Addition

Here’s a quick update on the ongoing work for the Library addition and renovation project.
First, we’ve had a series of pre-application meetings with the Town of Jackson’s Design Review Committee, Planning Commission and Council. Our architect Peggy Gilday reviewed the current design with these three groups and solicited their informal comments. There was nothing unexpected. In fact, we received good comments to help us as the architects move ahead with sketch plans.

We anticipate submitting our formal request for an amendment to the library’s existing Final Development Plan in mid-January 2011. This will kick off the official public review process with the Town of Jackson, and public meetings with the Design Review Committee, Planning Commission and Town Council where they will vote on the library’s application.

The Library Board has contracted a Project Management Assistant, Zaist Construction Management, to help manage several key aspects of the project, from bidding through construction and safety. One of the tasks for Stan Zaist will be assisting the library with the direct purchase of materials to save on sales tax since the library is exempt.

We’ve also had a preliminary meeting around potential LEED certification for the addition and renovation. Our chances of achieving Silver certification are excellent, and Gold is a possibility.

All-in-all, we are on track for a June 2011 groundbreaking.

Deb Adams, Library Director

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