In an effort to clear the air around the library relocation project, Mayor Dave Corkum provided the audience seated in the gallery for Kentville’s town council meeting May 25 with some new details about the site that could potentially become the home of the Kentville Library.
Council reviewed two letters from citizens asking their elected officials to consider moving the library into the United Church of St. Paul and St. Stephen on Main Street prior to Corkum’s library update.
Proposals were submitted earlier this year and council’s top pick is a new building on a River Street location, Corkum said. Information gathered by the former Friends of the Kentville Public Library group helped council in the site selection process.
“We picked one above the church and, in fact, it is a brand new building which would be on that River Street site,” the mayor said.
Corkum stressed that the efforts to find a new space for the library have been continuous, but council is limited in what details can be released to the public when negotiations are underway.
The issue is more pressing now, however, with the looming Cornwallis River bridge replacement requiring that the current branch be vacated. As of the funding announcement in March, it was anticipated construction crews could start working on the new bridge by as early as 2016.
The town is reaching out to the Municipality of the County of Kings for funding support for the new library.
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