At the regular City Council meeting last night, City Council members voted unanimously to award a contract for the removal of the existing building on the library site (also know as the Romiad Building) to Rock N Road Construction of Petersburg. The building’s demolition is an exciting first step toward the construction of a new community library in Petersburg. Prior to the demolition effort, Rock N Road plans to salvage various materials from the building starting in January. They will start on the full scale demolition work on March 1st and will be done with the removal, site grading and cleanup by March 25th.
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
Removal, Salvage or Demolition of the Romiad Building
The City of Petersburg is seeking proposals for the removal, salvage or demolition of the Romiad Building located at 104 Haugen Drive in Petersburg, Alaska.
Proposals from qualified individuals will be accepted until 5pm, Wednesday, December 21, 2011.
For questions or to request a full copy of this RFP, please contact: Steve Giesbrecht, City Manager 907-772-3302 ext. 22.
The City of Petersburg reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive irregularities or information in the proposals, and to award the contract to the respondent that best meets the selection criteria.
On Monday night the Petersburg City Council unanimously approved the final design and site plan for the new library! They also voted unanimously to seek a company to demolish or remove the 30-year-old Romiad Building from the new library site to clear the way for construction to being in the next spring.
The Eldor and Polly Lee family have given an important gift to the community which commemorates the hundredth anniversary of Petersburg next year. They have donated the property on Hammer Slough where Eldor was born to the City for the Public Library, which will be called “Centennial Park”. This property is right below the proposed site for the new Petersburg library, and will create a park and trail to the Slough below. It extends the footprint of the library property, and the value of this land donation can be calculated in when foundations formulate matching grants. This is an invaluable step towards realizing the goal of a new library.
~excerpt from a speech given by Julie Hursey, Library Board President, at the May 18th, 2009 Little Norway Pageant
At the December 17, 2007 City Council meeting, Councilors unanimously agreed to reserve the Romiad building property for the new library.
The property, located at the corner of First and Haugen Drive, was identified early on by library planners as the first choice for a new library. In April 2007 R&M Engineering did a Geotechnical Investigation that deemed the site suitable for construction with only minor improvements. This report is available upon request.