adquarters library staff in Farmington, the move to new quarters is “just around the corner.”
“We’re thinking it’s going to be wonderful” for patrons and staff, said Davis County Library Director Chris Sanford.
Her staff will join nearly 200 other county employees in moving to the new facility starting in a little more than a month. The building’s elevators were being tested Tuesday morning and parking lot had been freshly paved Monday when County Commission Chair Bret Millburn gave The Clipper a sneak preview of the new 70,000 square-foot building.
“It’s nicely done, is beautiful, but is not ornate,” he said of the building, which covers three stories and is situated just to the south of the Memorial Courthouse.
There are cherry-stained wood accents on the entryways to each department, and there will be a small landscaped courtyard.
“It’s moving along pretty well,” said Barry Burton, county project supervisor and planning director. Wadman Construction is the general contractor.
“I’m elated with the way things are looking. This is truly going to be a beautiful asset for the county. It’s going to be a credit to the county. It’s not ostentatious, but it is beautiful, and is of a high quality so it should last for many decades,” he said. “We didn’t put a lot of stuff in for show or create wasted space. Everything is useful space but the appointments are nice, finishes are of high quality. It’s going to be really nice.”
For more information check out the August 23 edition of Davis Clipper.