Library seeks community input on renovations
The Craig-Moffat County Library has hired an architect who is seeking input as to what renovations are needed for the library.
Representatives from the firm Bennett, Wagner and Grody, P.C. from Denver will be in Craig Wednesday to meet with library staff members, board members and community members from 10 a.m. to noon.
“They will listen to concerns about the shortcomings in the current structure of the library,” Director Donna Watkins said.
Once input is received, the firm will submit drawings to see if what they heard is correct. Engineers will also be on hand to decide if the foundation, roof and walls are adequate for renovation, or if an entire new building is needed.
“We will get a better idea of the shortcomings of this building in terms of technology and wiring,” Watkins said.
The funds to pay for the architect came from a $50,000 Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Grant combined with a state match of $25,300 and a local match of $25,300.
Currently, the library has no funds for the renovation and Watkins said whether renovations are to be done will be the decision of the Moffat County Commissioners.
“The county will have to prioritize and decide where we fit in the que of priority,” Watkins said.
This year, a handful of Moffat County High School graduates are setting out to carry on the family tradition. From business to education, these students plan to follow in the footsteps their parents and in some cases, grandparents and great-grandparents.