May 8, 2013 — The Carter County Library board met last Wednesday to discuss plans for a new location for the Grayson branch.
Commercial Bank’s Mark Strother was on hand to explain the borrowing process. The Board will borrow between $100-120,000 in order to purchase and renovate the old Houke Furniture building on Main Street.
The Grayson City Council voted to act as a leasing agent for the group to borrow the funds last month.
During the meeting, the group voted to move forward with the process, and discussed some priority issues that will be addressed first.
“The biggest issue will be HVAC,” Board member Larry Prichard told the group. “The electrical system will need to be rewired, and it will need new lighting and a new bathroom.”
The new facility will be 3,900 square feet on the first floor, with future expansion onto a second floor with the same space.
The current location near the AA Highway is 1900 square feet, broken into smaller rooms.
“The down stairs in the new building is mostly one big open space,” Director Nellie Jordan told the Journal-Times. “We will be working a lot with Tim Gampp, who is a regional consultant, and Chris Bischoff, who had a lot to do with remodeling the Catlettsburg facility.”
Both Commercial and First National banks will be working together to approve the loan.
The Board met again Tuesday after press time.