Capital Project Information

Update 9/9/22:

Last night the Board of Trustees held a special meeting to approve a contractor to undertake the general construction work related to the capital project.

Luis Rodriguez of The Palombo Group was in attendance to speak about the qualifications meetings with representatives from the two lowest bidders, O’Connor Company of North Carolina, Inc. at $984,900 and Grace Construction and Development at $1,486,000. During the meeting with O’Connor, discrepancies were discovered which necessitated the withdrawal of their bid. Grace was qualified and recommended for approval. The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to accept the bid by Grace Construction and Development of West Haverstraw, New York in the amount of $1,486,000.

The project is expected to begin on Monday, September 19, 2022.


Update 8/30/2022:

Bids for the project were due on August 25, 2022 by 3:00 pm. A public bid opening was held in the Third Floor Meeting Room from 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Four (4) bids were submitted; the General Contractor bids ranged from $2,932,109.00 to $984,900.00.

Representatives from Tetra Tech Architects & Engineers and The Palombo Group will be conducting qualifications meetings with the two lowest bidders to ensure that the experience, training, and/or certification requirements or qualifications are being met by the low bidder, their subcontractors, suppliers, or employees in order for them to be considered responsible and thus awarded the project. The low bidder must submit specified documentation after bid opening that is evaluated by Tetra Tech and The Palombo Group to determine if the bidder has met the qualifications.

The bid award will be posted here once the recommendation is accepted by the Board of Trustees, which is anticipated to occur at their September 22, 2022 meeting.


The Project

Upgrade the heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC) systems and enhance air sealing and insulation to improve the building’s energy efficiency. For more information, see the SCOPE OF WORK.

The library building, parking lot, and Book Barn will be closed while the site-work and first floor construction is in progress. Check this page and the Library’s social media accounts for the most up-to-date information regarding a phased re-opening of the building.

Who can I speak to if I have more questions about the project?
Call or write to our Board-appointed Director and CEO, Michele Capozzella:
mcapozzella@mahopaclibrary.org
845-628-2009, ext. 107.

Mahopac Library’s renovation project begins!

Find us at our
‘home away from home’
beginning September 12, 2022
906 Route 6, Mahopac
(former pediatrician’s office)
We’ll be at this location for several months;
look for updates on the Library’s website.

Where and when

Mahopac Library will be closed to the public during the week of September 4-11. We will be moving our supplies, phones, summer reading books, and equipment to our temporary location at 906 Route 6 in Mahopac. (Look for our sign and the red door; we are between Now Hair and Mahopac Auto Paint & Supplies,
not far from The Carriage House Restaurant)

PLEASE NOTE: Our book drop will be closed from September 4-11. Hold on to your books, and bring them to our temporary location when we open there on September 12.

We will open at the 906 Route 6 location on Monday, September 12.
The hours will be:
Monday-Friday, 9:30 am – 7 pm
Saturday, 9:30 am – 3 pm
Closed Sundays.

What and how

Services available at 906 Route 6:

  • Pick up and place holds
  • Reserve and return books
  • Check out books and e-readers
  • Sign up for virtual programs
  • Some middle and high school summer reading books will be available for last minute reads!
  • Receive tech help or notary services (by appointment only)

How to contact us:
By phone: 845-628-2009, ext. 100
Email: askus@mahopaclibrary.org
or use our Chat service

Administrative and reference staff members will remain in the Library during the renovation; you can continue to contact them by email or phone.

Why

Thanks to Mahopac voter approval of the June bond referendum, we are able to begin renovations to create a more comfortable, sustainable building that will serve our community for years to come.

Our goals are:

  • decrease our energy and insurance costs by installing additional insulation to interior walls and exterior soffits
  • make necessary adjustments to the existing HVAC system;
  • regrade and resurface portions of the parking lot;
  • prevent storm water pooling by entryway steps and sidewalk
  • adjust or replace drafty windows on the North side of the building

Closing the Library building and moving to a temporary location will save time and money as the renovation project can proceed without interference or interruption.

We welcome this opportunity to make your library everything that you need to pursue your dreams and achieve your goals. As soon as we can safely open our Library building we will let you know. In the meantime, please visit us at 906 Route 6, or contact us via phone or email.

Resources for a Deeper Dive

Click on the resources below for more detailed information.