Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fitchburg's New Library

City opens highly anticipated library. (Fitchburg Star, 6/27/2011)

Excerpt:   The library comes three years after a referendum was passed by residents to approve construction on a $14 million facility -- $10 million the city would borrow with $4 million to be raised in private funding.

A capital campaign was launched and, so far, has raised $3.5 million of the 4 million. The Fitchburg City Council eventually approved a lower, phased-in tax increase to fund library operations that will cost residents about $96 a year on a $250,000 home

City officials broke ground on the library in April 2010 and construction was pretty much on schedule as the library was set to open in July 2011. Public Works director Paul Woodard reported the library was overall under budget by approximately $200,000 in May, according to the May 11 Library Oversight Committee minutes

Related posts:
Engberg Anderson anticipates final design for Fitchburg Library by October. (8/30/2009)
Library update.  (11/24/2008)

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