The Greenbush Library is one step closer to receiving a makeover, after the city had approved bids associated for library flooring and painting, and a new librarian desk, amounting to approximately $27,000 combined.
As part of this project, the city approved the bid for Dakota Mud Jack out of Grand Forks to repair the sinking pole in the library through mudjacking, a form of concrete repair technology. According to the bid, Dakota Mud Jack will raise and support areas to fill the void beneath the slab under the pole and level up the crack, a repair amounting to $5200. After the carpet is removed, it will access the rest of the library room and see if needs to fill any other voids, adding up to $2400. City Clerk Anita Locken said Dakota Mud Jack was prepared to take on the project whenever the city was prepared.
“We really don’t have an option with this,” Mayor Brenda Sather said, adding that the library flooring has to be fixed.
Speaking of flooring, the city also approved a bid for hardwood flooring through CFS Interiors and Flooring out of Eagan, Minn., for $11,428. Locken thought this purchase was worth it, considering the cost of vacuuming the current flooring and the little noticeable difference of vacuuming.
Moving from the floor, the city also approved a $6250 bid from Robinson Wood Furnishings of Badger for a new librarian desk. Locken said this library desk provides a more useable workspace for librarian Katie Edgar, providing input on the desk’s design. Finally, the city also approved a quote for up to $4000 for Larry Emery to paint the library, including the cost of three workers to perform the job for five to eight hour days. The city would have to purchase the paint, estimated at $1000.
To see what other topics the Greenbush City Council addressed, read the April 19 issue of The Tribune in print or online.