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WET WEATHER DELAYS LIBRARY WORK

January 24, 1992

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— Rainy days during the last couple of months have delayed construction of Baldwin's new public library, according to the contractor.

Clifford Brinson, vice president of Dutoit Construction Co., of Olathe, said workers were unable to pour the concrete slab on schedule at the building site, Seventh and High in Baldwin. Workers had to wait for dry weather.

"We're catching up now," he said. "The walls are going up this week, and we expect to start brick work next week."

Brinson said the company still plans to complete the 6,000-square-foot library by the end of March. "We still expect to be on schedule," he said.

Herman A. Schaarhag Architects, Kansas City, Mo., designed the building, which will include public restrooms, a librarian's work room, an activity room and plenty of storage space. The facility will be more than six times the size of the existing library at 801 High.

Dutoit also was hired to build a new library in Wellsville. A ground-breaking is scheduled for Saturday, and the first phase of construction should get under way on Monday, Brinson said.

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