Drainage system repairs under way at Conyers/Rockdale Library

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Nancy Guinn Memorial Library has begun repairs to the failed drainage system located on the park side of the property. The site under renovation is where several library events have been held including the Summer Reading Program. 
Library officials say this section of the grounds has long been plagued with widening sinkholes jeopardizing the safety of patrons and posing potential liability exposure. Despite numerous mitigation efforts, the century old drainage pipes are in dire need of replacement. The rectification project is being funded in part with State Grant funds through the Georgia Public Library Services (GPLS).
While COVID-19 has adversely affected communities in profound ways, the library felt it was a good time to tackle the ongoing problems that have impacted the property for many years. Library Director Brenda Poku consulted with Nate Rall, GPLS Director of Planning and Construction, who agreed that initiating repairs is currently appropriate and necessary. The pandemic has caused the library to realign many of their services, including a recent extension of its Wi-Fi access to the entire perimeter of the library.
“By addressing this problem now while traffic has considerably slowed, we will ensure the safety of our customers,” Poku said. “Rockdale County has an incredible
library and Board of Trustees. With the near completion of the new Conyers City Hall across the street, we want to make sure the entire area is harmonized so that those who want to use the library can do so without fear of injury.
Officials said repairs are expected to be completed before the Thanksgiving holiday.
” We will then pivot and work on our masterplan for better utilization of the library’s interior and exterior spaces as part of SPLOST funding. It is an exciting time in Olde Town Conyers. We think the community will be happy with the various projects that will continue to enhance the quality of life for all Rockdale county citizens,” Poku said. 

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