Friends of the Library presents plans for bathroom renovation to council

By Anna Noel

Yorktown News-View

The regular meeting of the Yorktown City Council took place on Monday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m.

The Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department president, Kevin Lamprecht, spoke during the citizen’s comment portion, reporting that the VFD has been awarded a $20,000 grant from GVEC. The grant went to help purchase 20 sets of bunker gear for the volunteers, meaning that each active member will have their own set of gear. Bunker gear is personal protective equipment worn by volunteers, including helmets, hoods, coats, pants, boots, gloves, and more.

The board approved minutes from previous meetings and approved the payment of city bills, then Sarah Bargmann with Friends of the Library presented plans for the renovation of the library bathrooms. Friends of the Library also received a grant for $20,000 from GVEC. The rest of the cost will be split between the city and Friends of the Library. These renovations include redoing the floors and toilets, adding drains, making both bathrooms family bathrooms, making sure both bathrooms are up to code, and making sure the bathrooms are handicap accessible, among other things. The board voted to accept the bid from Burnett Customs for $41,721. They also authorized Bargmann to make renovation decisions on the spot as long as the difference in cost is not more than 20 percent.

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