Two major city projects are moving closer to being built, and the city hopes to have bids for the project to go out this week, after a small delay.
Bids for the animal shelter were scheduled to go out last week, but will mostly likely go out this week, followed by the library project.
The city aspects the renovation of the Nancy Carol Roberts Library to cost around $3 million dollars, and approximately $2 million dollars for the animal shelter, and, according to city officials, both projects are in their final planning phases.
The projects are being funded by both public and private funding, and city officials are hoping bids come in close to what is needed to complete the projects.
The renovation of the library includes an additional 1/3 size, with most of the expansion coming from adding a 75 seat meeting room.
Some parking places will be eliminated on the north side, but those will be reestablished toward an existing skate park.
The city says they will try to keep the cost down by using in-house personnel and equipment in hopes of keeping cost down.