Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cedar Rapids Public Library Board Votes on Site for New Library

Link to February 5 Cedar Rapids Gazette report, "Corbett unsure how City Council will vote on library site".

Excerpt: Mayor Ron Corbett on Friday said he has no idea how the nine-member City Council will vote later this month on the site for a new $45-million-plus public library.

For his part, Corbett has publicly said he would like to see the city’s new library built on the block that used to house the Emerald Knights Drum and Bugle Corps — between First and Second Avenues and Seventh and Eighth Streets SE.

On Friday, though, Corbett said he is eager now to hear why the library board gave the Emerald Knights’ site the most backing a month ago, and why on Thursday board members — who stated a 5-3 preference followed by a unanimous formal vote — ranked the Gazette Communications block as its first choice, the Emeralds Knights block as second choice.

The library board will present its recommendation on the library site to the City Council at the council’s Wednesday meeting. Corbett said the council is now scheduled to choose a site two weeks later

Link to Cedar Rapids Library Board Makes Final Recommendation to Council from CRPL website.

Related articles

Cedar Rapids Library Board to Recommend Site for New Library. (01/26/2010)

FEMA Reconsiders, Decides Library Provides an Essential Service. (12/24/2009)

Hide and Seek: Downtown Cedar Rapids Satellite Branch Library. (11/30/2009)

Early Days of Cedar Rapids Public Library. (11/20/2009)

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