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Your Views: Hall County has owed Clermont its library for years
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In reference to Alice Brock's letter Thursday, she is correct: Now is not the time for the Clermont Library. Hall County promised the town of Clermont a new library 14 years ago. That was the time they should have lived up to their obligations.

We have been put on the back burner for too long and the people of Clermont deserve better. We were lead to believe if we voted for SPLOST that we would get the library we had been promised all these years, and that is 14 years that I know about.

As for Hall County selling Clermont the library, Clermont owns the building; it pays for the lights, water, Internet, maintenance and even the toilet paper. All Hall County pays for are the books and there aren't all that many of them. The last time my county tax bill arrived, it said "Hall County." Now it needs to deliver on its promises.

The people of Clermont can read and write and we can even vote. So I hope that Hall County will keep that in mind when it makes these decisions for us. The time for our library was yesterday.

Emily Harper
Clermont

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