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By Seth Romsa
Staff Writer 

Commissioners to seek library contractors for renovation project


July 9, 2020

WORLAND – The Washakie County commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 7, to discuss the process of seeking contractor bids for the new Washakie County Library renovation project.

The commissioners decided to begin the process of seeking bids from general contractors and sub-contractors starting on July 20 with specifications for the project expected by July 17 for remodeling costs for the facility at 801 Big Horn. Contract documents including proposal bid forms, drawings and a project manual will be able to be obtained through the county’s architecture and engineering firm TSP. Online access will be provided to all registered bidders and suppliers.

A mandatory pre-bid conference for qualified contractors, mechanical, plumbing and electrical subcontractors will be conducted on August 4 at 10 a.m. at the new Washakie County Library, now former Kennedy Ace Hardware building. Sealed bids will be opened for the project at a special meeting on August 13 at 2 p.m. in the Washakie County commissioner’s office, with decisions for the project being announced at the August 18 commissioners meeting.

After an executive session regarding possible litigation, the commissioners directed County Attorney John Worrall to pursue a quiet title on the existing Washakie County Library at 1019 Coburn. A quiet title by definition is a lawsuit brought forward in order to establish a party’s title to real property, in order to clarify the ownership of a given property.

According to the Washakie County server map that provides information from the Washakie County Assessor’s office, the current owner of the property is listed as Worland Hospital.


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