By Kris Leonhardt
COLBY — The Colby City Council recently approved $67,115 in additional expenses for the new municipal library currently under construction on West Spence Street in Colby.
“Some poor soils were found at the site, so the base was beefed up in Construction Bulletin No. 2,” explained Colby Public Library Director Vicky Calmes.
One construction change order addresses additional work to replace 612 yards of 1.5-inch stone base course due to site conditions. Adjustments to the site work totaled $15,715, which were approved in a voice vote by the Colby council.
A second change order was introduced for work on an outdoor children’s amphitheater, which was not included in the core bid, as well as other adjustments.
“The back area of the library lot — that was an option in the initial proposal — is being developed as the children’s amphitheater (and) has been sponsored by a naming opportunity,” added Calmes.
The second change order, which totaled $51,400, included the amphitheater; revision of a monument sign; relocating a sign and flagpole; concrete pads at an existing tree, bike racks, and sidewalks along south side of building; heavy duty asphalt throughout the parking lot; revision of 4-inch thick sidewalk to 6-inch thick; additional base course for sidewalks, concrete pads, and the parking lot; providing insulation under sidewalks and concrete pads; and an additional steel column due to a dimension error on the shop drawing.
The motion to approve the second change order passed in a 5-1 vote with Dan Hederer voting against and Bill Flink and Jason Thieme absent.
The $2.2 million construction project is scheduled to be completed in November.