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  • The cost of making the repairs and necessary improvements to the structure is equal to or exceeds the cost of a new building.
  • A repaired building would still leave the library in a vulnerable position on unstable ground in a tsunami and flood zone. The new library needs to be sited out of the tsunami zone.
  • Construction to repair the building and make necessary upgrades would require the library be closed for a year or more robbing the community of a valuable resource.
  • This is not a problem that is going to go away.  The longer the solution is delayed the more costly it becomes and the potential for loss of services increases.



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