Supervisor Dino Fudoli informed town board members that the carpeting in the Lancaster library would be replaced. He informed them that Parks, Recreation & Building director Terry McCracken had been working with Erie County on scheduling the closing of the library until the carpeting, electrical connections, removal and replacement of shelves and materials, etc., projects could be completed.
Fudoli asked McCracken to update the board on what was to take place. McCracken declared that the library would close on March 19 and reopen on April 2, 2012. “The last carpet was installed in 1993. It has outlived its predicted shelf life. We anticipate it will take three weeks to do because there are some things that are added that make the job more detailed. The library is preparing for the future by installing electrical needs for future technology over the next decade. More power and software will be added.”
McCracken was asked whether the roof leaks had been addressed. He answered that there have been continuous leaks in the roof that they catch and take care of, but there are still a few leaks. They will be taken care of before the carpet is installed.
McCracken was also asked by an attendee whether it would be possible to relocate the handicap parking spaces to flat ground on the opposite (north side). The walking distance would only increase by 20 feet, but accessing and exiting vehicles would be much safer than now exiting the vehicle on the decline where they are now located - especially on windy days or when the pavement is slippery because of snow and/or ice. The board would look into the matter as to legality (code) and feasibility.
Library closes on March 19, 2012
Library reopens on April 2, 2012