Friday, August 7, 2009

Membership of Capital Facilities Committee for Appleton Public Library Project Approved

Link to August 7 Appleton Post-Crescent article, "Addition of two Foundation members clears council".

Excerpt: Aldermen voted 13-2 to approve adding two Appleton Library Foundation members to city's Capital Facilities Committee. The panel will decide whether to build a new library or remodel the existing one, select a site if necessary or design a new facility.

Consultants have recommended the city build a new, 140,000-square-foot library, estimated to cost $33 million, in the downtown area.

Wednesday's vote settles a debate over who would lead the planning effort — the city panel or a separate committee under jurisdiction of the library board.

Council president Ald. Curt Konetzke will oversee planning efforts by the Capital Facilities Committee, which he said will meet on Monday of weeks that the council meets.

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