After close to two hours inside the Brazil Public Library Tuesday, officials had little to say following an inspection meeting.
Indiana Department of Homeland Security Building Code Enforcement Director Shelly Wakefield had scheduled an inspection of the library for 1 p.m. Tuesday.
She met with Brazil City Planning Administrator Michele Altman, along with officials from Pyramid Architects and Engineers, Inc., City Attorney Bob Pell, Library Board members and Brazil Public Library Director Jill Scarborough.
Following nearly two hours of inspection, Wakefield left the building. Altman told The Brazil Times as she was leaving she was not prepared to discuss the situation Tuesday as she headed back to her office to compose a code violation list with Wakefield.
Officials with Pyramid Architects and Engineers, Inc., along with library board members, would not comment regarding the building.
Pell, however, offered comments regarding the meeting.
He said the next step regarding the building would be for Wakefield to issue a report, which would then have to be cleared at the state level to allow construction to continue.
"They are inspecting the building to make sure it will comply with fire code," Pell said. "At the present time, it doesn't. Hopefully, the thing will get done."
In late December, The Brazil Times reported the Indiana State Fire Marshal's office found fire code issues with the building's design. In January, however, the two-year deadline Pyramid was given to complete the building project had come and gone.
Only two weeks into the New Year, Altman was forced to close the library officially after a person suffered a broken leg following a fall.
Following the accident, Altman told The Brazil Times she was in the process of drafting a letter -- with consultation from Wakefield and help from city and state building inspectors -- of at least five major violations regarding building construction.
The Library Board is scheduled to meet today at the Library Annex, beginning at 4 p.m.