What started as a simple repair has become a significant renovation for the 102-year-old building that houses the Sedalia Public Library.
The Sedalia Democrat reports that work on the library started as simple $4,000 repair. But additional problems led to a project involving the renovation of the structure's southwestern corner, new paint and pier work on the building's corner and front section.
Paying for the construction work required adding $1.5 million to a city bond that is used to pay for road repairs. Voters also approved a levy increase in April.
The library was closed in August 2012 for a then-expected six months to allow for repairs. Officials now are hoping to return from a temporary library by this October.