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Your Views: Hall County should keep its word and give Clermont its library
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I would like to comment on Alice Brock's letter (Thursday) regarding the Clermont library.

Clermont has provided the library system with a building, utilities and supplies down to the toilet paper for the bathrooms for more than 20 years. The town has also been responsible for any repairs to the building that houses the library. So if anyone is losing money, it is the residents of Clermont.

The county has promised the town of Clermont that the new library would be build in the area, and even went as far as to purchase the land. Now all of a sudden (Chairman Tom) Oliver and the library system have decided to breach a verbal contract with the residents of Clermont.

Mr. Oliver has stated that the Nopone Road location is more centralized to the North Hall community and that the Clermont location is closer to White County.

If that is the case, then the Murrayville Library is close to the Lumpkin County line, and the Spouts Springs Library is close to the Gwinnett County line. And if you look where the South Hall branch is, it is in the north end of South Hall.

Clermont has my support in holding the commissioners to their word to build the library on the property already bought, or to file a lawsuit against the commissioners and the library system for breach of verbal contract.

As my grandfather use to say "your word is all you have and if you break your word then you have nothing."

Jane Thayer

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