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The proposed recreational and library building on Nopone Road is a poor use of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds we voted for. These were supposed to build a new library building for Clermont on the land bought previously for this library.
The plans to close Murrayville Library, East Hall Library and Clermont Library and join them into this one building are not in the best interest of any of us. East Hall Library and Murrayville Library buildings are well-built, well-designed and central locations for their patrons. The work room is much too small for all the books, equipment and people necessary to run any library.
Forcing all North Hall citizens from East to West to use more time and gasoline to drive to this Nopone location, to use a poorly designed library building, which includes a noisy recreational center, is a very bad idea. The parking plans for library patrons means even handicapped citizens will have to walk several hundred yards to get in and out of the library. And last, how many of our library employees will lose their jobs?
Who sold the Nopone Road location land to the Library Board and the county commission? Who is the architect and has he ever designed a library building before? Who has been promised the building contract? Who is profiting from this boondoggle?