The Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) on Monday night voted to temporarily postpone awarding a library construction contract that would renovate space at the City-owned Northfield Complex while having a third party conduct a financial assessment of the Northfield building.
As discussed at the special-called BOMA meeting on Monday night, the board plans to budget funds to request proposals to ultimately hire an asset management consultant to fully evaluate the financials of the Northfield building, potentially have the property reappraised, and reassess the long-term maintenance outlook of the building before reconsidering how to move forward with a new library. The reevaluation of the building also postpones the imminent construction of a new police headquarters, also designed to be built in renovated space at Northfield.
The timeline for the process of reassessing the Northfield property has not been determined. It is projected to take a minimum of six months. The evaluation process is expected to go beyond the 60-day expiration of the library bid, which may require a rebid if the board ultimately chooses to move forward with construction at Northfield.