The month started with Gustav and continued with Ike. I'm happy to report that the facility withstood the winds and the rains. The rain that followed slowed down outside progress a bit, but much progress has been since August.
So when will we open? That seems to be the question everyone is asking. We anticipate the construction to be complete sometime in October and hope to accept the building in November. We will then spend time moving in furniture, computers, book collection and staff and hope to open early in 2009. The landscaping bids open this Tuesday (September 23rd).
The traffic signal at Johnston/Duhon (the library's intersection) is now operational and the road will be open by the time the library opens. (Currently you can access Duhon Road only to get to Giles Nissan/Volvo.)
Mike - the auditorium chairs were being installed on Friday. I hope you enjoy viewing those photos.
This photo show includes pictures from the monthly site meeting on September 9th and from a site visit on September 19th.
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