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The Seymour Community Library will be closed this week as new flooring is installed in the library and its community room.

The Seymour Community Library is closed this week.

Reason for the closure?

New flooring is being installed inside the library and to its adjacent community room.

Cost of the project is $14,725, which includes $11,725 for the library’s flooring and $3,000 for the community room.

“Right now, the old carpet is being torn out,” Seymour City Administrator Hillary Gintz said Monday afternoon.

“The hope is that after this week, the project will be done. But there may be additional closings over the few weeks, depending on the project’s progress. We hope it goes quickly.”

Installed will be new plank flooring.

Color of the fl ooring is gray.

Funding for the project comes from Webster County’s share of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Stimulus (C.A.R.E.S.) Act funding. Leading the city’s efforts to receive the funding was Terry Penner, who was the administrator of the C.A.R.E.S. Act program for the city.

Armor Floor Covering of Seymour, owned by Jeff Rowe, is installing the new fl ooring after being awarded the bid for the project Nov. 5 at a meeting of the Seymour Board of Aldermen.

Armor’s bid was the lowest by several thousand dollars.

The new flooring carries a 10-year warranty.

Gintz said that once installed, the new flooring will change the look of the local library.

“Our library was in bad need of new covering for the building’s floors, and this new plank will look very nice once Armor gets it installed,” she said.

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