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New Roof for Mount Pleasant Public Library

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Books and movie collections stored in the Mount Pleasant Public Library in Pleasantville will be better protected soon, as the building’s roof will be replaced.

“When the new roof is in place we will feel comfortable that our collection is safe,” said Library Director John Fearon.

Fearon said that the library has experienced many leaks and water damages as a result of the faulty roof, especially during this previous winter with snow and rainstorms. On the outside, rust and blemishes can be seen on the roof’s surface.

The total cost to repair the roof will be $666,000. Joan Maybury, Mount Pleasant town supervisor, said that the library obtained a grant worth $240,000 to put towards the repair. The village of Pleasantville and the town of Mount Pleasant will split the rest. Both parties entered into an inter-municipality agreement this week, with Pleasantville paying $144,840 and Mount Pleasant paying $281,160.

Maybury said that the project is a long time coming and that the town is excited for its completion.

“We’ve been aware for some time now that the library’s roof needs to be replaced,” Maybury said. “Hopefully it will be completed by this summer.”

Fearon said that at this point, it is unclear whether or not the library will remain open during the construction.

“There are a lot of factors involved – noise is one, so is safety for staff and public,” Fearon said. “Even when we have a preliminary schedule a lot of it might be weather related.”

Maybury said that bids on the project will be obtained in the beginning of April.

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