In April 2021, the Euclid Public Library Board of Trustees (Board of Trustees) announced it authorized Director Kacie Armstrong to solicit statements of qualifications for Owner’s Representative Services in connection with renovating, improving and equipping the Euclid Public Library (Library) (RESOLUTION NO. 9292a and NO. 9292b). The Scope of Services would include, but not limited to:
Managing and overseeing the entire project as the owner’s representative through all phases of the project, including the planning/programming, design, construction document, bidding/negotiation/GMP, construction, and closeout phases. This entails a review of financial and engineering performances and educational performance goal enhancements.
In September 2021, the Board of Trustees announced it would enter into an agreement with RFC Contracting, Inc. to obtain Owner’s Representative Services to renovate, improve, and equip the Library (RESOLUTION NO. 9331).
In January 2022, the Board of Trustees adopted the resolution to rank the top three firms that responded to the Board’s request for qualifications for professional design services for the renovating, improving, and equipping of the Library, and authorizing the Director to enter into contract negotiations with the firm ranked most qualified (RESOLUTION NO. 9380).
The Board determined in February 2022 it would enter into an agreement with Bialosky and Partners, Architects, LLC to obtain a facility condition assessment, programming, and planning services related to the renovating, improving, and equipping of the Library (RESOLUTION NO. 9417).
In April 2022, Bialosky Architects introduced the first of two crucial documents to the Euclid Public Library Board of Trustees: the Facility Condition Assessment. This document outlines the current state of the library building. Shortly afterwards, in May 2022, Bialosky also introduced the first draft of the Facility Master Plan, which included seven potential options for renovation.
Over the course of several meetings among Management, as well as the Board of Trustees, those seven options were narrowed down to four, and eventually to one option that was voted on in June 2022. The Library will proceed with the option to pursue a New Build on the Current Site.
In August 2022, the Euclid Public Library Board of Trustees voted to accept both the Facility Condition Assessment and the Facility Master Plan (RESOLUTION 9482). At this time, the Board of Trustees also voted to extend the contract with Bialosky on an hourly basis. Their involvement with the community will be crucial as the library attempts to secure funding for the renovation (RESOLUTION 9476). In addition, Director Armstrong, Fiscal Officer Piskac, and representatives from Bialosky attended a meeting with Mayor Gail and the City Council to discuss the renovation project, and funding acquisition for it.
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