Architect?s renderings for the Frazier Park Branch Library, to be just under 10,000 sq. feet.
By Patric Hedlund
It appears construction on the 9,972 square foot Frazier Park Branch Library may finally begin this year, as promised.
The Kern County Board of Supervisors were told on Tuesday, June 23 that the county administrators office (CAO) wishes to begin advertising for contractors. Bidding will begin on August 12, according to Charlotte Taylor of Supervisor Ray Watson’s office. The structure will include an audio/visual library, a children’s library and a public meeting room with electronic projection capability.
Jeff Frapwell from the County Administrator’s office, said bid opening will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The $6,942,735 project is budgeted through the county’s general fund with reserved state bond money.
Director of Kern County Libraries Diane Duquette is a Pine Mountain resident who has been working for nearly 15 years to see the project become reality. The site is near Frazier Mountain Park Community Center on the south side of Park Drive.
This is part of the July 03, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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