|

City Council supports library grant proposal

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter

Marlborough – The City Council endorsed a request from the Marlborough Public Library Board of Trustees to apply for grant funds from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for a feasibility and planning study for the renovation or new construction of a public library facility.

Speaking strongly in opposition at the May 5 council meeting was Councilor Joe Delano who had been seeking a spending plan from Mayor Arthur Vigeant before committing to the proposal. He maintains school renovation is of primary concern and should be a priority.

Councilors Michael Ossing and Mark Oram were among those pushing for approval, stating that the support for the study does not commit funds.

“No funds are required. We are just supporting a request from the Board of Trustees and when a $25,000 request comes before us we will have a chance to vote on it then,” Ossing said.

“We don's want this to become a political football,” said Council President Patricia Pope, speaking in favor.

In other business, councilors approved the following appointments and reappointments proposed by the mayor: Karin Jost-Paquin, Alan White, David Williams and? Dennis Demers to the Conservation Commission; Paul Giunta, Theodore Scott and Ralph Lotfin to the Zoning Board of Appeals; Connie Mish to the Youth Commission; and Elizabeth Evangelous to the Board of Registrars.

Short URL: http://communityadvocate.com/?p=49092

Posted by on May 13 2014. Filed under Byline Stories, Marlborough. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply


4 - = three

Recently Commented

  • Larry: It’s awesome how schools today are embracing innovation by investing and building studios that helps...
  • concerned northboroite: Where is the outrage? Not ONE selectman has come forward to support and investigate avenues...
  • Linda: Why don’t they lower the price tag so someone can afford to buy it and rehab it. Better than demolishing...
  • ?: how is a demolition application help save the white cliffs? Isn’t that just moving the process along...
  • David B: 37 more…