The library was originally expected to open seven days ago , but that date was delayed after officials failed to acquire a building permit to perform structural modifications on the building.
Sargent told the Mountain House Community Services District board of directors Feb. 12 night that they needed to make structural upgrades to support the weight of the books. He said they contacted the county and officials there informed them they needed state approval, which held up the project.
He said they now have all of the required permits. He said a grand opening is being planned for March 15. No times have been disclosed for either event.
“We’re working hard to make sure it gets open with minimal interruptions to Mountain House residents,” he said.
General Manager Janice McClintock said it will take a couple of weeks to get the books arranged at the new building.
The former library site at 579 Wicklund Crossing was vacated on Jan. 31. The relocation was part of an effort by community officials to save rental costs.
The new site is expected to cost the community $1,000 monthly, as opposed to the previous rental cost of $13,000 monthly, McClintock said.
Sargent said the next step in the relocation process is to acquire an occupancy permit from the county.
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