Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Latest Version of Marshfield Capital Improvement Program Reduces Library/Community Center Contribution by $5 Million

Council limits city funds going to library. (Marshfield News-Herald, 4/24/2012)

Excerpt:   The Marshfield City Council voted 7-3 to pass the 2013-17 Capital Improvement Program, or CIP, on Tuesday night, with an amendment that specifies the city will contribute $3 million toward the building of a new public library and community center. 

The original 2013-17 CIP budgeted almost $8 million during the five years for the library/community center project. The CIP is adjusted annually and is used as a guide for the council as it completes a city budget each November. 

Council members Alanna Feddick-Goodwin, Robert Workinger and John Spiros voted against approving the CIP. Both Feddick-Goodwin and Spiros said they would not support the CIP because they don't see a need for a new library. 

"I cannot support this," Feddick-Goodwin said. "I still have not heard a rationale for this library."
Related articles:
Marshfield City Council supports new library but questions concept of community center. (1/25/2012)
Marshfield library/community center project continues to move forward. (11/12/2011)
Design development for new library/community center.  (9/15/2011)
Better to plan for a new library now than when the roof starts to leak.  (11/12/2010)
Design development in progress.  (11/9/2010)
Community input sought for library improvement plans.  (6/9/2010

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