Lanark Municipal Building Update: Glass was installed in the front window frames on Friday, Oct. 19. Inside, they were warming up the concrete to be able to apply the flooring. Still on track for a completion date before Thanksgiving. (PA photo/John Huggins)
“Construction progress is really moving along at fast clip,” says Dave Paterson, project manager of the new Lanark Municipal Building. “We’re on schedule for construction completion by the end of November. We have a good group of subs and specialists, so the final punch list will most likely be short and final touch ups efforts should be completed by the end of the year.”
Last week, several projects started coming together and materials are on site to quickly create visible progress. The building front second coat of sealer will be applied and the protective cover removed from the new windows. You’ll be able to more clearly observe the activity and see what is going on. A lot will be happening!
The heating/air conditioning ductwork insulation has been wrapped and was being attached last week. The sprinkler heads are in place. The large concrete pad for the air conditioner and decorative retainer wall (including protective bumper posts) are set. The back wall windows and entry door are in place. Tuck-pointing and painting of the other three walls has been completed.
Lanark Public Library received two family history books from the Wolf and Sorensen Families. While they were in town they all bought a copy of the Lanark Sesquicentennial Book. (L to R) Anthony J. Tezik, Steve Wolf, Janie Dollinger (Library Director), Paula (Wolf) Tezik, and Heather (Wolf) Mitchell. Tony and Paula live in Pennsylvania. Tony is an usher for Notre Dame and the couple come back to Illinois for two ND football games each year. They love to visit the old family farms when they are here.
(PA photo/John Huggins)
The interior walls have been painted in nice warm colors. Tile flooring was grouted last week. The water tie-in is scheduled for this week. Parking lots on both the north and south sides of the building are scheduled to be final graded, compacted and surfaced. The ceiling grid is hung and tiles will be installed before putting down the rest of the floor covering.
You’ll be able to observe the progress through the new windows. Safety regulations and work flow restrictions keep drop-in tours and visits at a minimum. The building progress committee is slated to meet with the architect and general contractor this week.
This new center will clearly be a major community asset. Many who have been involved over the years may consider it a miracle! There is no doubt residents will be proud of the new facility, long into the future.