Plans to remodel the Kaysville City Library building are well under way, and Giacoma supplied the council with a floor plan analysis to illustrate some of the changes that will be made to the building.
The county plans to remodel the building to enhance its appearance, bring it into compliance with ADA standards, and improve functionality. This will be accomplished by converting the space on the northeast side of the building into a children's room, opening the area in the main entry way, moving the administrative section to the southeast corner of the building, and reorientation of the book shelves to maximize space and expose a window on the northern side of the building that has been obstructed.
In preparation for the construction phase of the remodel, later this month the county plans to solicit bids from interested parties to perform the work. Construction will begin on July 1. The building will be closed during the construction phase, but Giacoma told the council he is hopeful that it will be able to reopen less than six weeks later.
The library also has plans to repaint and wallpaper the interior and replace the carpet. Plans are for a color scheme consisting of subtle and neutral colors to make the building look larger and create light.
Several staff members from the Kaysville library have become employed by the county recently. "They proved to be excellent candidates," Giacoma told the council. "They were selected because they were the best."
All other aspects of the merger are also moving forward. "We are moving forward in our daily operations as well," explained Giacoma.
An interlibrary loan program has been developed between the Davis County library facilities and Kaysville City, and Kaysville residents can now take advantage of the Davis County library amenities and services such as the library auditoriums.
Giacoma also told the council that plans to construct a new library building in Kaysville are also still under consideration. One scenario provided by the Davis County Library board to the county commission could provide for the new building to be constructed as early as 2011. "The effort that we put into (the Centerville Branch which opens Saturday), we will put into Kaysville," assured Giacoma.