Things may be a little messier and there may be fewer parking spaces when work begins on the roof of the in September.
But the work shouldn’t have much impact on the day-to-day operations at the library.
“I don’t really expect it to affect operations per se,” said Patricia Perito, the library’s director. “The only concern I would have is in when they’re working over the door. But aside from that, I don’t really foresee a problem.”
The Pelham town board awarded the library roofing contract to , firm that has done work for the town in the past, for $84,500.
The town received four bids for the project, with the highest coming in at $110,000 and V&R’s bid coming in as the lowest.
Three other companies declined to bid due to the town’s prevailing wage requirement.
A grant from the state Dormitory Authority will cover 50 percent of the cost for the roof project. The expects to get pay the balance of the costs with another grant obtained by state Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale.
Dan McLaughlin, a member of the Pelham town board, said V & R has done work on the library’s roof in the past.
“We are very happy with his work,” McLaughlin said during Monday's town board meeting.
Town Supervisor Peter DiPaola said the roof, which is believed to be about 80 years old, has never been replaced. There may also be structural repairs that need to be done underneath the roof, according to DiPaola.
The work is scheduled to start in September to allow enough time for the new slates to be delivered. The first four parking spaces of the library will be used to store materials while the work is done.
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