Plans for center discussed


By Kelly Duncan - kduncan@newberryobserver.com



Plan A for the proposed library/senior center building.


Courtesy photos

Plan B for the proposed library/senior center building.


Courtesy photos

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The Town of Little Mountain reviewed the proposed floor plans for the library/senior center during Tuesday’s meeting.

Mayor Jana Jayroe told Council she would like to go over to the space and lay tape down in the building. Councilman Marty Frick agreed.

“Right now, pretty much Plan B is out and the only reason I say that is depending on how you plan to use this space once it is finished, Plan B only gives a large area which they listed as genealogy storage. I wasn’t planning on giving them half of the building,” said Frick. “We’re looking for a multi-functional space to use for meetings, dinners, etc. along with this other stuff, too. This building here, the space that we are meeting in right now is 816 square feet, if you give or take. If you took out the wall and went all the way through the entire building it’s roughly 1,104 square feet.”

Looking at the measurements, Frick said he didn’t agree with Plan B’s Quilter’s Guild Meeting Room.

“If you do that, that’s open to the parking lot and they have an exterior door where you come in and you have a check-in. Then you have to go all the way around the computer desk and all of this other stuff to get around to get into the genealogy. In my opinion, that really just doesn’t make any sense to me,” Frick said.

Frick added that he liked Plan A better because he felt like it is a space that Little Mountain could work with. Councilman Melvin Bowers agreed, saying Plan A would allow for more computer lab space to work with.

“Let’s say we want to make some adjustments to this. How long is it going to take for the architect to do that and how far is that going to push us behind. I’m visioning genealogy only needing a closet with shelving and its own way to secure books,” said Frick.

“With the Plan B option, I don’t see how we could cause great detriment to their design other than shoving a wall a couple of feet one way or the other,” Frick said.

Jayroe suggested that genealogy be contacted and asked what their needs are for space/shelving.

“We need to know how much shelving they want. They want a scanner and they need a way to store their stuff,” said Jayroe. “On Plan A I do like the tables and the idea of having a few more tables because those will come in handy with meetings and you can have smaller meetings so it gives the library a purpose.”

Plan A for the proposed library/senior center building.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_Plan-A.jpgPlan A for the proposed library/senior center building. Courtesy photos

Plan B for the proposed library/senior center building.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_Plan-B.jpgPlan B for the proposed library/senior center building. Courtesy photos

By Kelly Duncan

kduncan@newberryobserver.com

Reach Kelly Duncan at 803-768-3123 ext. 1868 or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.

Reach Kelly Duncan at 803-768-3123 ext. 1868 or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.

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