Saturday, October 19, 2013

Town of Lisbon Agrees to Nonbinding Arbitration with Pauline Haass

Lisbon sets conditions for library mediation. (Sussex Sun, 10/15/2013)

Apparently, the Fat Lady isn't bothering to warm up her vocal chords yet:   The Town Board on Monday night unanimously — but reluctantly — agreed to enter into nonbinding mediation with the Pauline Haass Library Board in an effort to settle their dispute over control of about 65 acres of farmland at Hickory and Lake Five roads that Pauline Haass donated to the town to be used for library purposes. 

However, the Town Board placed conditions on the mediation that the Library Board probably will not and cannot meet.

One Town of Lisbon board member has decided to make it personal, attacking the motives of Library Director Kathy Klager.

Related articles: 
An uncertain funding picture for the Pauline Haass Public Library.  (10/11/2013)
This land is my land, this land is my land.  (9/12/2013)
Sussex-Lisbon library agreement still appears to be more "if" Than "when".  (8/22/2013) 
Still following the Sussex-Lisbon library talks -- since 2010.  (8/6/2013) 
Following a brouhaha over a "most objectionable 3-page letter," library talks to resume between Sussex and Lisbon.  (5/27/2013)
A most objectionable 3-page letter.  (5/10/2013)
Dear Greg; Love, Lisbon Town Board.  (4/27/2013)
Perhaps Pauline Haass is spinning in her grave.  (3/18/2013)
What a long strange trip it's been.  (2/13/2012)
Dueling news releases.  (10/7/2012)
Town of Lisbon wants deep discount in payment for library services.  (9/30/2012)
As the world of joint library agreements turns.  (8/22/2012)
The beat goes on.  (7/2/2012)
Joint library negotiations continue.  (5/13/2012)
Jane Stadler on Paying Taxes: "...it is something that you do because you're part of the community.  (11/26/2011)
Lisbon town chair not likely to get his way on Pauline Haass Library funding. (11/22/2011)
Lisbon Town chair advocates paying for library services on the cheap.  (11/22/2011)
The challenges of shared governance and funding.  (9/28/2011)
Consensus building for new joint library agreement.  (7/22/2011)
Sussex, Lisbon:  Local politics and library negotiations.  (5/28/2011)
Negotiation to continue after information-gathering process.  (10/8/2010)
And the beat goes on.  (10/4/2010)
Differences of opinion of library funding continue.  (9/18/2010)
Leaders of Village of Sussex, Town of Lisbon clash over funding for library. (8/26/2010)
Will annexation resolution interfere with negotiations over joint library agreement?  (8/4/2010)
Proposal to change library funding formula gets cool reception.  (6/7/2010)
Town of Lisbon Chairman proposes new funding formula for library.  (5/31/2010)

1 comment:

Dan Bushman said...

I'm following this one. I'm in Hudson, a community with "the other" joint library agreement and, from what it looks like, a very similarly screwed up governing situation. It was our state rep that got the state rules on funding waived for joint libraries. There's a lot drinking tea from a fire hose here, if you get my drift.

Ironically, we have the urban chickens issue too!