By this time, some kind of additional thinking should be forming up regarding the temporary quarters of the library. Certainly, the library should be kept open with as little inconvenience as possible during it's move. Furthermore, one must not lose sight of the fact that the library's quarters are only temporary in nature. New future facilities are to be built for a permanent home.
With that in mind, who is the real estate, cost, and development management guru that is going to represent and protect Rowlett from unwise and unnecessary fees and costs? Everyone providing labor and/or material for this endeavor will be submitting plans and costs for review. All will be more than casually interested in profit margins. Rowlett's representative will have a full time job.......not to be undertaken by a department head that can devote only part of his day to the task. If you go outside city hall for consulting services, that's fine.......but who watches the consultant? Preferably, someone loyal to Rowlett is in the mix, somewhere.
Now, will the move be designed and managed by committee?.........say, the City Council? That's scary. Or, will it be managed by someone that knows what they're doing? Who is looking out for Rowlett's interest?...........knows labor and material costs, and knows construction management logistics? It's only your money.
Well, I don't know the answer. Do you? Let the rest of us know.