Hopefully the Yatesville Public Library will reopen soon. The library has been closed since early January when an extreme freeze caused water pipes in the attic to burst, raining water down on the books, walls and carpeting in the library.
Mayor Moncrief told the City Council at their March 10 meeting that he and his wife, Connie Moncrief, who is the Chief Librarian at the Yatesville Library, have been over putting notes up where they saw things that still needed fixing.
“Steve McGuire (of Prestige Carpet Cleaning) is supposed to come down and clean the floors,” Moncrief said. “It will have to be dusted down a little bit, then putting all the books back on the shelves. They (Pine Mountain Regional Library System) still have to make a decision what they’re going to do with the (214) books that got destroyed. They’re still sitting over there.
“They did get the hot water heater fixed – all they did was run the wires and hook them together. It was never hooked up. They’ve also taken care of the other stuff – the thresholds and the other things we had mentioned.
I’m going up there and meet the guy that did the work,” Moncrief added. “I’m going up in the attic and make sure that they wrapped those pipes and insulated in the attic so we don’t have to go through this again.”
Larry Stanford may be reached at 706-647-5414 or on Twitter @LarryStanford7.