Board hears library expansion project to be delayed 2 more months

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library expansion project will be delayed for at least two months, Council President John Harshbarger informed his fellow members on the Andrews Town Council during its Monday, Feb. 11, meeting.

Revised blueprints for the project have been sent to the state for approval, Harshbarger said. Once those blueprints have been approved, Harshbarger announced that March 11 is being targeted as a date to re-advertise for bids, with March 27 serving as an additional date for bid advertisement.

Harshbarger stated that the biggest change to the blueprints was that a proposed handicap lift at the library's front entrance had been replaced by a ramp.
The revised blueprints were drafted with cost reduction in mind, as the first time the library received bids for the project, in January, bids came in higher than expected.

Despite the setbacks, Clerk-Treasurer Bill Johnson said he was confident the project would still happen, due to the determination of the library's director, Nancy Disbro.

In other business, the council discussed the employee handbook and amending it to meet suggestions made by the town's attorney.

Johnson said that the handbook would be addressed again during the council's Feb. 25 meeting and that council members would get to make further suggestions. Following that, the council will submit the handbook to the attorney for a final draft.