Planning begins to replace slate roof at library

WILMINGTON — The Pettee Memorial Library trustees are considering a bid for replacement of the library's slate roof.

At their May 1 meeting, the trustees took under advisement a $1,500 bid specification presented by Jancewicz & Son of Bellows Falls.

Brian Knowles, sales representative for the roofing firm, inspected the roof in April and detailed what was needed to replace it. He said the $1,500 would be refunded if Jancewicz was chosen to do the work.

At this year's Annual Town Meeting, voters appropriated $12,000 for a capital reserve fund for the library to help pay for repairs.

Also, trustee Meg Streeter volunteered to contact the state Division of Historic Preservation concerning a possible grant for the roof project.

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