Library books funding for bond vote

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Money to put another bond issue on the ballot to build a new library in Oak Creek was included in the South Routt Library District's budget approved on Monday. But library officials are still up in the air about going through with it.

A couple thousand dollars was set aside to pay for the ballot fee and other election expenses if the district wants to try again to pass a bond issue for a new library next year.

In November, two ballot questions asking to adjust the mill levy to pay for building and staffing a 5,800-square-foot library in Oak Creek was voted down, 572 to 653 and 552 to 671.

However, the board is looking at other options, too, she said.

The board is considering waiting two to four years and then going ahead with another bond issue or selling the lots acquired for the new library and renovating the existing buildings as possible solutions for facilities improvement plans, District Project Manager Dina Murray said.

Money to hire an architect for reconstructing one of the existing libraries also was included in the budget, she said.

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