District library manager Annette Choszczyk attended the Aug. 19 commissioners' meeting to give an update on the Delta Library building rehab project. Some people in the community have been questioning whether the north wall stabilization work was going to proceed, she said.
Choszczyk said that the project is moving forward. She explained that only one bid had been received for the work. The bid was high and required negotiation, she added.
A contract based on the negotiated project has been approved by the State Historical Fund which is providing money for the work, she said. Hopes are for work to be completed this fall.
Concerns over settling at the building's northeast corner and possible structural damage that might be associated with it prompted the project. As a precaution, a "no watering" zone was established in the area of the settling, which has apparently helped stabilize the problems, Choszczyk said.
In other library district news, the library board has voted to place a mill levy increase question on the November ballot. Final wording of the question must be submitted for the county elections department within two weeks.
In other business at the Aug. 19 regular meeting, the Delta Board of County commissioners dealt with the following matters:
• The commissioners received a letter of resignation from Hetty Todd stepping down from the Crawford Cemetery District board.
• Commissioner Bruce Hovde directed specific attention to results of a state audit report on the county's child and family services unit. According to the department's monthly report, "there were very few areas identified that needed any correction. The auditors said we did so well that they would like to refer staff from other counties to us for assistance." Also, the state auditors asked if the department's Renee Beck "could assist them in conducting peer reviews in preparation for the federal audit."
• The commissioners acknowledged receipt from the state of a bond release application for the Hawk's Nest mine. Commissioner Mark Roeber noted the reclamation workers "did a good job" because people don't even know where the mine is located. It is across from the West Elk Mine, he added.
• The Adobe Buttes Landfill logged 8,785 used tires (125.5 tons) between March 15 and July 31.blog comments powered by Disqus