Work resumes on LaFayette Library

Work resumes on LaFayette Library

October 30th, 2013 by Rachel Sauls-Wright in Local Regional News

Outdoor work has resumed on the future site of the LaFayette-Walker County Library, but county crews are chancing good weather and the will of the people when it comes to completing the library.

Cherokee Regional Library System Director Lecia Eubanks said Walker County has committed its crews for the next couple of weeks and the remaining in-kind service it owed the library. During that time, she said, crews will complete site-preparation work to get it up to subgrade.

"We need to be poised and ready if SPLOST passes to get the asphalt in," she said. "The most critical part is with winter coming on, if we don't get the asphalt poured it'll be spring before we can do it."

In addition to the outdoor work, Eubanks said the interior of the library lacks about 15 percent of its work, which could potentially be finished in as little as three to five months this spring if SPLOST passes. Walker County has committed $300,000 in SPLOST funding for the library on its project list.

If the tax doesn't pass, Eubanks said she's not sure what will happen next.

"There is no plan B," she said. "I don't think anyone will talk to me about a plan B until SPLOST is off the table."