Robinson Public Library holds special meeting to approve repairs
The Robinson Public Library District board of trustees held a special meeting on Jan. 7 to address time-sensitive building and grounds topics concerning construction repair and landscaping.
President Bob Laswell called the meeting to order with the specific goal of tending to the Robinson Public Library's own exterior grounds, which need maintenance.
Laswell -- along with Vice President Debbie Scott, Secretary-Treasurer Michael Garrard, and board members Debbie Walls, Elmer Hale and Julie Sandschafer -- convened in the library's Newlin Room to review a repair estimate submitted by Tony Droste of Droste Concrete Company, a local business.
“[T]he Droste Concrete estimate for sidewalk repair and drainage work at the east corridor entrance is approved,” a board representative said.
Members went on to review the particulars for sidewalk repair and drainage work on the library grounds.
Because Droste’s proposal requires the removal of a tree and shrubs, the board decided to accept a bid from Epperson Tree Service, also based in Robinson, for tree, stump and shrub removal.
Robinson Public Library, at 606 N. Jefferson St., is 110 years old. It was established with a Carnegie Library Grant when Andrew Carnegie agreed to donate $10,000, opening to the public on Feb. 21, 1906. From surviving fumigation for smallpox in 1920 to housing the town’s kindergarten in the early 20th century, it officially became known as the Robinson Public Library in 1996.