Project Activity Blog

November 13, 2018

The anticipated schedule for the abatement and demolition of the library. 

  • Mobilize 1 day: Tue 11/13/18
  • Fence Installation & screening 1 day: Tue 11/13/18
  • Tree Protection 1 day: Tue 11/13/18
  • Library Abatement 4 days: Tue 11/13/18 to Fri 11/16/18
  • Structure Separation 1 day: Fri 11/16/18
  • Structure Demolition 3 days: Mon 11/19/18 to Wed 11/21/18
  • Foundation Demolition 5 days: Mon 11/26/18 to Fri 11/30/18
  • Site Grading 2 days: Mon 12/3/18 & Tue 12/4/18
  • Capping Utilities 2 days: Wed 12/5/18 & Thu 12/6/18
  • Site Clean Up 2 days: Fri 12/7/18 & Mon 12/10/18

There will be no work on Thursday & Friday (Thanksgiving & day after) November 22 & 23. Hours of work will be 8 AM to 5 PM – with no weekend work allowed.

Contacts for this project are:

Town of Atherton Staff Members

Marty Hanneman, Project Manager or David Huynh, Construction Manager

Date: November 5, 2018

Last week some pre-demolition work related to utilities continued on the site.

The on-line auction to sell any equipment, artifacts, desks, etc. no longer needed by the Library and Public Works will end on Wednesday, November 7th with items to be picked up on Thursday and Friday, November 8 & 9th. https://online.auctionnation.com/auction/13778.

On October 30th, Staff held a pre-construction meeting with Central Valley Environmental (CVE), the Contractor that was awarded the demolition contract by City Council to discuss working hours, parking, noise, dust control, schedule, and other project related issues. CVE will begin the abatement work on Tuesday, November 13th with demolition to follow a few days later. Per the contract, CVE will have thirty working days to complete all the work. All project related documents can be found at: http://www.ci.atherton.ca.us/bids.aspx?bidID=61

Date: October 29, 2018

Last week some pre-demolition work related to utilities and clearing continued on the site. The old library was used for a "haunted house" on Friday, October 26 from 3 pm to 6 pm. SMCL opened the temporary library last week at the corner of Dinkelspiel and Maple Ave.

There currently is an on-line suction only going on to sell any equipment, artifacts, desks, etc. no longer needed by the Library and Public Works. https://online.auctionnation.com/auction/13778.

On October 30th, Staff is having the pre-construction meeting with Central Valley Environmental (CVE), the Contractor that was awarded the demolition contract by City Council to discuss working hours, parking, noise, dust control, schedule, and other project related issues. Per the contract, CVE will have thirty working days to complete all the work. All project related documents can be found at: http://www.ci.atherton.ca.us/bids.aspx?bidID=61

Once the demolition of the site begins, there will be construction fencing, trucks, dust and noise. Demolition will take place between the hours of Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Date: October 22, 2018

Last week the City Council awarded the contract for demolition of the Library to Central Valley Environmental. This week continues some pre-demolition work related to utilities and clearing of the site. The old library is going to be used for a "haunted house" on Friday, October 26 from 3 pm to 6 pm so demolition work will not begin until the following week. The temporary library opens this week.

Once the demolition of the site begins, there will be construction fencing, trucks, and noise. Demolition will take place between the hours of Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. 


Date: October 15, 2018

Today, work begins to move the Library into their temporary building. Movers will be onsite to assist the Library with the move this week. County IT folks will also be present to assist with the technology move. Wong Electric, AT&T, and PG&E will also be onsite today putting in temporary utilities, capping old utilities, and splicing new communications. Lastly, West Coast Arborists (WCA) and our staff will be onsite doing tree removal, tree protection, and some minor associated work pre-demolition. 

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