Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mineral Point Library plans moving forward

Wisconsin State Journal, 1/23/2011

Excerpt: A major renovation and expansion of the Mineral Point Library is moving forward.

In November, voters in the Iowa County city approved by a more than 2-1 margin a plan to borrow up to $1 million for the $1.6 million project with fundraisers and grants making up the difference.

Officials had been counting on a $200,000 grant from the U.S Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program but found out last month that it was getting just $100,000. However, that concern was eliminated Dec. 30 when the state Department of Commerce awarded the city a $281,000 grant.

"We are ecstatic about that good news," said Barb Polizzi, director of the library, founded in 1895 and located in a building constructed in 1915.

Construction is scheduled to begin in June or July and be complet
ed in early 2012. The library will remain open throughout the project, Polizzi said.

Related article:
Accessibility on the November 2 ballot for Mineral Point.  (10/17/2010)

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