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Commission approves repairs at Chilton-Clanton library (updated)

The Chilton County Commission unanimously voted on Monday to give $4,659 for improvements at the Chilton-Clanton Public Library.

Library director Kelly Easterling addressed commissioners about various repairs needed at the library.

Easterling said in 2012 construction resulted in leaks in the roof throughout parts of the library as well as significant water damage.

“Our conference room has wood paneling and the rainwater came behind the paneling and buckled the paneling,” Easterling said. “We are worried there might be mold behind some of the panels.”

Commission Chairman Allen Caton said he and County Maintenance Supervisor Pete Davenport went to the library on June 20 to survey the water damage and determine what work needed to be done.

Caton told commissioners that the paneling in some places was “as thin as paper” and proposed a price to fix the damaged wall of $4,659 with Chilton Supply and Drywall.

“We asked a couple of contractors to give us some pricing,” Caton said. “Mainly to take the paneling down in one section and check behind it to see if there isn’t any structural problems or growth behind the paneling and then cover that wall where the water has damaged it with drywall.”

Commissioners Joe Headley, Caton, Shannon Welch, Bobby Agee, Greg Moore and Tim Mims agreed to take the money out of the Capital Improvement Fund to commit toward fixing the water damage at the Chilton-Clanton Public Library.

Commissioner Heedy Hayes was absent from Monday’s meeting.