Kurth Library to undergo roof repairs after bats discovered in walls

Kurth Library to undergo roof repairs after bats discovered in walls

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Patrons at the Kurth Memorial Library in Lufkin will soon have to deal with construction.

"We will be having repairs done to the roof," Director Lorraine Simoneau said. "It will take a couple of weeks. All patrons should notice is some noise on the roof, but nothing will happen inside."

Simoneau said the repairs are being done because of bats found in the walls."It happened sometime this winter," Simoneau said. "We heard some noise in the wall. We had wildlife specialist come out and check out the noise."

Simoneau said several workers also observed the bats flying out of the roof one night.

City Manager Keith Wright said the repairs to the roof will cost $27,610. Wright said it will be an additional $5,300 for the removal of the bats.

"The company [for the bats] will have a special set up that allows the bats to get out of the building, but not back in," Simoneau said. "The company will also be treating the areas that the bats may have been around."

The projects is expected to start in a couple of weeks.

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