OTSEGO COUNTY LIBRARY


Description:

The Otsego County Library is seeing space added onto the west and north sides as well as the construction of a second floor.  Overall, the project will consist of approximately 15,100 sf of additional space; an approximately 8,800 sf addition to the first floor, and an approximately 6,300 sf addition of a new second floor.  The main floor addition will accommodate a much larger youth area, where families will find age-appropriate spaces for preschoolers to teens.  The upper level will house a meeting room for Library programming, with an after-hours entrance for use by community groups, as well as space for storage, archives, and future needs.  The planned completion of the addition is late December 2018.

Plans & Renderings:

Lower Level Plan

Upper Level Plan

Library Site Plan

Library 3D Rendering

West and South View

North and East View

Photos: 

 

Funding Sources:

  • 6-year 0.375 Bond Millage: $2,250,000.00
  • Designated Building Fund: $100,000.00
  • Delinquent Tax Fund: $100,000.00
  • Library’s Technology Fund:  $45,501.00
  • Otsego County Community Foundation/Library Fund: $93,650.00
  • Friends of the Library: $15,000.00
  • Private Donations: $5,500.00

Newspaper Articles:

Gaylord Herald Times Article

Gaylord Herald Times Article

Gaylord Herald Times Article

 


 

COMMUNITY CENTER BLEACHERS


Description:

The Gaylord Community Center recently received a face-lift in the form of updated seating.  The Community Center Bleacher Project consisted of removing the old wooden seats in the gymnasium and replacing them with bleachers.  The project was completed in the summer of 2018.

Plans & Renderings: 

N/A

Photos:

 

Funding sources:

  • Parks and Recreation Department

Newspaper articles:

Community Center Webpage

 


WATERS TRADING POST AND GAYLORD INFORMATION CENTER DEMOLITION


Description:

The old Trading Post building in Waters is being demolished to make room for a trailhead as part of the Iron Belle Trail extension through Otsego County. In conjunction with the demolition of the Trading Post, the former Information Center in Gaylord will be demolished. The space made as a result of the demolition will be used to expand the employee parking area for the Otsego County Building. Both projects are were completed in November 2018.

Plans & Renderings:

Information Center Overview

Trading Post Overview

Photos:


Funding Sources:

  • Otsego County Tax Foreclosure Fund: $39,598.48

Newspaper Articles:

Gaylord Herald Times Article

 


COUNTY BUILDING CHRISTMAS LIGHTS


Description:

Otsego County’s downtown building will be glowing with holiday spirit this year will help from Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. The building will be decorated with Christmas lights which will be lit in a lighting event held on December 1st and will be displayed throughout the holiday season.

Plans & Renderings:

N/A

Photos:

Funding Sources:

  • Otsego County Capital Projects Fund: $8,600.00

Newspaper Articles:

N/A

 


OTSEGO COUNTY SPORTSPLEX TENNIS CENTER


Description:

The Otsego County Sportsplex Tennis Center project adds 4 tennis courts to the Sportsplex Campus. The project consisted of the construction of 4 tennis courts, the resurfacing of existing basketball courts, and additional sidewalk and landscaping. The project was the result of collaboration between various local and national agencies including the Alpine Regional Tennis Association (ARTA), the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the Michigan DNR, and Otsego County and the Otsego County Sportsplex. The courts were dedicated to Dr. Michael J Moir court, the avid Gaylord tennis player who died in a tragic plane accident in 2015.

Plans & Renderings:

Sportsplex Tennis Center Plans

Photos:

Funding Sources:

  • Otsego County Capital Projects Fund:  $15,000.00
  • Michigan DNR Trust Fund Grant:  $175,740.00
  • Otsego County Sportsplex: $21,200.00
  • USTA: $10,000.00
  • Alpine Regional Tennis Association (ARTA): $65,715.00

Newspaper Articles:

Gaylord Herald Times Article

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