Facilities Planning 2016
January - Storm Water Management Grant
In January, the Lumberjack Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. headquartered in Rhinelander, awarded the Library Foundation a $10,000 grant towards the storm water management on the library site.
The combination of underground drain lines, rainwater collection system and parking lot catch basin is in keeping with prudent management of the site. The library is excited about the rainwater management and is expending a fair size investment to see that it is installed. To our knowledge, this is the first in the city and we plan to put it on display at the Library to represent good conservation practices.
January - Conditional Plan Approval (State of Wisconsin)
February - PRE-BID MEETING
In anticipation of the completion of the construction documents the Construction Manager, Jeffrey Visner, of Design/Build by Visner held a pre-bid advertisement meeting on February 2 regarding construction of the remodeling and expansion of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library (WEOML). Visner provided orientation to the contracting community on the Construction Management bidding process, presented the library project design, provided a tour of the existing building, and answered contractor questions about the project or the bidding process.
March (ongoing) - BID PLANS
Please contact the library or our Construction Manager, Jeff Visner to view bid plans and addendums. A complete set of plans and specification is available for public viewing inside the Olson Memorial Library which is temporarily located at 150 E. Hospital Road, Eagle River, WI. All contractor questions should be directed to Jeffrey Visner at 715-479-2110 or CMOlsonLibrary@gmail.com.
March - BID OPENING
Sealed Bid Opening is at a public Special Meeting of the WEOM Library Board of Trustees.
Date: Wednesday, March 2nd, 10 AM.
Location: Town of Lincoln Hall
Address: 1205 Sundstein Rd, Eagle River, WI 54521
Bid Tabulation form (General Contractors submitting bids are Ind. Maintenance Services, Corporate Contractors Inc., and Scherrer Construction Inc.)
April - BID ANALYSIS.
May - continued BID ANALYSIS.
June - BIDS REJECTED. Budget shortfall requires redesign of the library. Board of Trustees amicably separates from its Architectural and Construction Management as Advisor contracts with Design/Build by Visner. Mr. Visner grants access to existing remodeling and construction plans/software. Mr. Visner agrees to be a resource to the Building Committee as the project assumes a new direction.
Representatives from the Board of Trustees, Foundation and Building Committee interview architectural firms specializing in library design, examine proposed concepts and obtain endorsements from previous clients.
July - The WEOML Board of Trustees Building Committee recommends development of an architectural contract with OPN Architects, Inc of Madison, Wisconsin. Board of Trustees approves recommendation at it's regular July meeting pending legal review of the contract.
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library Foundation approves a motion to accept transfer of the library property from the Township of Lincoln for the purposes of building a library.
August - The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library Foundation approves a motion to accept an architectural contract with a Design Partner, OPN Architects, Inc of Madison, Wisconsin.
The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library Foundation approves a motion to authorize the WEOM Library Foundation Building Committee to make design and construction related decisions related to the library construction project.
On August 17th, the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library Board of Trustees approves a motion to accept the WEOML Foundation Building Committee's authority to make construction and design related decisions on the library construction project. Also approved was a motion to dissolve the 2016 Board of Trustees Building Committee.
September - The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library Foundation approves a motion to accept letter of commitment with Build Partner, DeLeers Construction, Inc of Green Bay, Wisconsin.
9/29/2016 - The WEOM Library Foundation Building Committee approves conceptual floor plan for the project.
10/13/2016 meeting - The WEOM Library Foundation Building Committee approves:
Upcoming tasks: completion of site and exterior decisions, interiors discussion, and budget development