Dinosaur branch to receive fresh-paved parking lot

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The Dinosaur branch of the Moffat County Libraries is getting closer to a paved parking lot for its customers.

Director Donna Watkins reported during Monday's meeting that the county road graders have been working on the site last week as part of an "in kind" work trade with the county.

Watkins said workers also are leveling the north side of the property and made a gravel walkway to the doors of the library.

The final signed proposals for the paving project will be presented to the county commissioners today at their weekly meeting.

A bid from Elam Construction was accepted for $29,883 for the paving project.

A $25,000 Department of Local Affairs grant will be used for the project, with the remainder of the funding coming from the library budget.

Elam Construction is expected to begin the paving project in early October. The paving project should be finished by Oct. 6.

The board also decided to wait on advertising the position of assistant director for Moffat County Libraries until the commissioners decide on funding for the position, possibly depending on next year's budget considerations.

In another discussion, board member David Longwell questioned that the money the library has deposited in a Bank of the West account is seeing better profits than the money invested with Edward Jones in money market accounts. It was decided to examine the investments for the next board meeting.

The board discussed hosting its next meeting in Dinosaur on Oct. 21, pending board members' availability.

Dan Olsen can be reached at 824-7031, ext.207, or dolsen@craigdailypress.com

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