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|The North Valley Public Library suffered severe damages as a result of a fire that happened in early July.
Since the fire, the contents of the building have been removed for cleaning and the library's restoration is underway.
The county's insurance carrier has approved approximately $450,000 worth of work to be done and Williamson Restoration, Inc. of Albuquerque has been named as the restoration vendor.
The county carries insurance on the building and the city carries insurance on the contents. County, city and library staff have worked very closely together to get this project completed as quickly as possible.
All needed remediation is being thoroughly done and upgrades to the HVAC and electrical systems have been required in order to meet current codes.
Phase I work involved:
- the cleaning of the entire building including the removal of ceiling grids, some of the insulation, ductwork, and possibly some electrical and mechanical equipment depending upon the level of damage sustained
- the wood vaulted ceiling and all of the beams and posts will need to be sandblasted
- the walls and the carpet must be removed
- one structural column will need to be replaced
Phase II of the North Library restoration is currently in progress. This phase will be completed by the early part of January 2014. Phase II action items to be completed are:
- New insulation installed
- New drywall ceilings installed
- Grid and ceiling tiles installed
- Code upgrade fire alarm/intrusion system designed, installed and operational
- Roof top mechanical units ordered & shipped
- Lighting ordered & shipped
- Electrical rough-in will be completed
- Three new columns will be installed
- Wood clear coat will be completed
- Painting of drywall will be completed
- New carpet will be ordered & shipped
After Phase II is complete, the library contents will be returned to the building.
The many community donations to the North Valley Library will be used to modernize and enhance the services offered in this community public library.
Updated Nov. 26, 2013