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Atherton council meeting on civic center is Aug. 17

Special meeting on cutting building costs will start at 8:30 a.m.

Atherton's City Council will hold a special meeting on Aug. 17 to discuss ways that the design of its new library and town police and administration offices could be changed to lower the cost of the new buildings.

The council had originally announced the meeting would be on Friday, Aug. 10, but has rescheduled the meeting to Friday, Aug. 17, at 8:30 a.m. in the town's council chambers at 94 Ashfield Road.

City Manager George Rodericks said the time is an estimate because the council will meet in closed session at 8 a.m. and the open session will start when that part of the meeting is completed.

The council voted in June to "value engineer" the design of a new library and building to house police, administration and other town offices after the lower of the only two bids on the project came in nearly 40 percent more than a consultant's estimate.

At the Aug. 17 meeting, council members are expected to give architects WRNS Studio direction on changes to make in the library design that could reduce its cost, and to discuss possible changes that could be made to the police/administration building.

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Atherton will redesign its civic center

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