Appleton won't forcibly take land for new library. (Appleton Post-Crescent, 8/31/2014)
The article answers the following question: Could you please explain eminent domain and how it affects Trinity Lutheran Church and the proposed new Appleton library site?
Eminent domain. Right of government to take private land for a public purpose.
New library location: On a bluff overlooking the Fox River, a site currently occupied by Trinity Lutheran Church and Fox Banquets and Rivertyme Catering.
- August 20, 2014. Appleton City Council declares that the properties are necessary for a public purpose.
- City hires appraiser to determine value of properties
- Appraisals provided to property owners.
- Property owners have 60 days to get their own appraisals.
- City of Appleton prepares relocation and compensation plan
- City and property owners enter into negotiations..
The new Appleton Public Library's "pre-funding schematic". (8/26/2014)
Appleton council member challenges her colleagues to "Do your job" (8/18/2014)
Site selected for new Appleton Public Library. (4/16/2014)
Post-Crescent interview with Appleton Public Library Director Colleen Rortvedt. (4/9/2014)
Consultants recommend 3 sites for new downtown Appleton Public Library. (3/19/2014)
Appleton Public Library hires Godfrey's Associates to gather data and public input on future of library. (8/19/2012)
Appleton Public Library Colleen Rortvedt interviews on Post-Crescent's newsmakers. (4/19/2012)
Community conversations bbout the Appleton Public Library. (4/18/2012)
"Quirky" Geenan favors new Appleton library over downtown exhibition center. (2/14/2012)
Post-Crescent editorial board agrees with decision to wait on library building project. (7/18/2011)
Appleton Public Library Director Colleen Rortvedt provides context to Post-Crescent article on library expansion. (7/7/2011)
New library placed on indefinite hold. (7/6/2011)
On the need for a new library. (2/4/2011)
Director responds to 'frequently observed misconceptions'. (12/4/2009)
Readers weigh in on new library. (11/9/2009)
Mayor provides his perspective on library planning process. (10/7/2009)
Post-Crescent supports next step in library facilities planning process. (10/6/2009)
Financing options for Appleton's library project. (10/6/2009)
Potential sites for new library under discussion. (10/4/2009)
Membership of capital facilities committee for library project approved. (8/7/2009)
Terry Dawson's discusses Appleton library building project. (7/16/2009)
Library building project update. (6/18/2009)
Appleton's library planning escapes budget cuts. (11/13/2008)
Post-Crescent endorses library design study. (11/11/2008)
Study: New library should be built downtown. (7/10/2008)