Engineers are finalizing the guidelines to convert Lachute’s former United Church into the town’s new library.
Mayor Carl Péloquin says the city will be open to tenders before the end of the month and will be open until November.
The church sits across the street from town hall, which currently houses the library.
In 2013, the city bought the church specifically to convert it to a library. At the time, the provincial government kicked half of the anticipated $6.2-million project.
Since then, crews have been busy restoring the outside of the building. The interior has also been gutted, with important pieces of the town’s history put into storage, says Péloquin.
Péloquin estimates it will be another six to eight months before the library opens in its new location.
With an upcoming municipal election, he adds that the next council will have to decide what the current location of the library will be used for once its moved.
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