Thursday, January 29, 2009

West county library group under fire

Twin Lakes branch

Link to January 28 Kenosha News article.

Randall and Twin Lakes officials are unhappy with the governence of the libraries serving western Kenosha County and will discuss severing ties with the system at a meeting next week.

Randall supervisor Ken Mangold also wants Community Library Director Mary Ellen Close to resign and Library Board president Shirley Boening to step down.

“We’re fed up,” Twin Lakes village president Howard Skinner said Wednesday. “The time has come to discuss our options.”

The issue of forming an independent library or affiliating again with Kenosha County will be discussed at the Twin Lakes Committee of the Whole meeting, set for 7 p.m. Monday. Randall officials will attend the meeting in Twin Lakes, Mangold said. Representatives from other municipalities and the Library Board have also been invited.

According to its website, [t]he Community Library is supported by the Villages of Paddock Lake, Silver Lake, and Twin Lakes, and the Towns of Randall and Salem. It is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of two members appointed by each municipality and an eleventh member appointed by an area school district.

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