It has been a lengthy process, but the Greenville Public Library will soon be getting a new roof and the addition of a cupola.
The library board met last week and approved a bid from Renaissance Roofing of Belvidere. The price for the shingle roof, with a 40-year warranty, is $56,500.
The company will construct and install the cupola on the dome of the historic building. The bid for it was another $44,900, which is being paid for by an anonymous donor.
Another company, from Belleville, bid on the roof removal and replacement. Its bid was higher and no bid was submitted for the cupola.
Mike Westbrooks, library director, talked with WGEL about the project and gave an insight on the cupola. Click below to hear his comments:
The project is being funded with $13,500 from the state Live and Learn grant program, and the same amount from the City of Greenville. The library board plans to pay the remaining $29,400 from the library endowment.
Westbrooks believes the roof work should begin in the fall.