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The Forest City City Council approved the proposed contract with Bergland & Cram for their architectural services for the new library, which will be in the old Forest City Foods building on L Street, during their bimonthly meeting Monday night.

Douglas Foreshoe, representing the architect firm at the meeting, said the firm will completely document the building, figure how the library staff works and where they can improve efficiency.

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According to the contract, the firm will have a two-day 3P (production, preparation and process) event in July, complete the renderings by Aug. 16, hold public forums August through September, send bidding documents to contractors January 2020 and receive bids from contractors February 2020. The firm expects to complete construction by Nov. 30, 2020.

According to the contract, the payment by the City will be split into two phases: $15,000 for Phase 1, which includes creating a preliminary building program and conceptual design for the new library, and 8.35 percent of construction costs for Phase 2, which includes creating construction documents, assisting with the bidding of the project, construction administration and a warranty walk through.

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