APPLE VALLEY – The County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday awarded a contract to Kitchell/CEM for the repairs of the Apple Valley Newton T. Bass Branch Library.
The library has been closed since April 18, 2015, when high winds caused major structural damage to the roof of the location. The repairs were projected to cost approximately $2.5 million. In March 2016, a temporary location was opened.
The residents of Apple Valley have been awaiting the reopening of the permanent location. The time that seemed like a delay to residents was filled with months of inspections and studies by engineers for the County and insurance companies to determine the extent of the problems.
The work is expected to begin in mid-April and should take approximately one year to complete. “As a parent with three children attending school in Apple Valley, I very much understand the importance of the library,” Chairman Lovingood said. “We are now on track to make repairs and reopening this important hub of activity for Apple Valley residents.”For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News group, US News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram!
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