The Greenville Public Library Building and Grounds Committee met Friday morning and unanimously reaffirmed the library board’s decision to go with a metal roof on the library’s dome as part of their re-roofing project. The material has a 50-year life expectancy. Other portions of the roof will be made of polymer tile which is created by Eco Star, a subsidiary of Carlisle Syntec. The tile has a life expectancy of 40-45 years.
Netemeyer Engeineering in Aviston is currently completing the specs for the roof project. Library Director Mike Westbrooks told WGEL there isn’t a firm scheduled for the project, but the specs should be in by early February and the project will then be put out for bids. The board hopes to start work on the roof in late March or early April, but those dates are contingent upon cooperative weather.
Westbrooks said the project is intended to dovetail with Greenville’s upcoming Bicentennial celebration. The choice of material and design for the roof project are similar to the library’s original look when it first opened. Westbrooks said the board wants to use some of their endowment to restore some of the character of the original building.
Additional aspects of the project will include two new memorial benches and a new light pole to be installed on the east side of the library.