The replacement of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system at the Morton-James Public Library moved a step closer to starting at the Nebraska City City Council meeting Monday night.
Council members approved the HVAC design and specification package prepared by KPE Engineers, Architects and Forensic Experts of Omaha.
The design calls for the removal of the old HVAC system and the installation of a new one in the spring of 2019, said Chad Liechti, HVAC engineer.
Project bids are due Nov. 7 and will be reviewed and presented to the council in mid-November or early December, according to Nebraska City City Administrator Grayson Path. Work is set to begin March 5, 2019, and to be completed by May 17, 2019.  
Library materials and staff will be relocated during construction for patron and staff safety.
Cost of the project is budgeted at $720,000, but the final cost will be determined after the bids are submitted.