Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Timing of Town-wide Vote for New Library

The Library Trustees met with the Board of Selectmen on August 24 to continue discussions on the timing of a town-wide vote for the new library.  Initially, the Library needed a vote before the end of the year because of the state’s grant acceptance deadline, but the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners has extended that date to June 15, 2010. The Trustees continue to be interested in a Special Town Meeting because they feel strongly that the library question needs consideration by a Town Meeting in advance of a vote at the polls.  If the proposed new library were placed on the warrant at the Annual Town Meeting, the vote at the polls would precede a community-wide discussion. For more information on the meeting and related issues please visit this link