North Adams Library To Prioritize Maintenance Projects
The North Adams library trustees plan to compile a building maintenance list to review with the city administration.
iBerkshires.com new Library Director Sarah Sanfilippo told the trustees Wednesday that she recently met with city officials to go over some of the maintenance issues that have been relayed to her over her short tenure.
Building maintenance has been a touchy subject between the trustees and the city. In the past, the trustees and library leadership have brought forth minor maintenance issues to the city as well as more serious concerns such as structural questions and the leaking belvedere.
Both sides have agreed that funding is the main roadblock in the way, leading to deferred maintenance.
She said they did discuss the broken window in the belvedere and the building inspector reaffirmed that it was still on the city’s radar.
She also noted new concerns with the library’s side porch on the Main Street side of the building.
Trustee Donald Pecor asked if the city seemed sincere about wanting to address these issues.
Pecor added that once they have a list ready it may be worthwhile to invite the city administration to a meeting to go over it and get an update on possible historical grants that the city looked at in the past.