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April 24 RPL Board meeting

We will be back at RPL Board on April 24 at 4:30 pm to try again for answers to our concerns about the planning process around Central Branch upgrades.

Please attend and show your interest in this important issue.

The meeting starts promptly at 4:30, so please try to arrive a bit earlier for seating.

Response at March 27 meeting

On March 27 FRPL made a presentation to the Library Board, asking for more information about the Central Branch project. We had hoped for a dialogue or sharing of information. But our concerns were referred to the Library Administration for a response.

Letters submitted

The following are articles and letters to the editor concerning the March 27 meeting.

We asked for information the following:

  • detailed reasons for needing an upgrade to Central Branch;
  • a cost analysis of the upgrades needed to Central Branch;
  • the space needs for current and future essential library services;
  • the range of funding possibilities (in addition to public private partnerships);
  • the application process leading to the choice of a developer;
  • more details about the proposal submitted to the P3 Canada fund;
  • public discussion about the heritage value of the Masonic Temple and the Central Library Building, and
  • the design options that have been considered for adaptive reuse of these heritage buildings

A letter from the Library Director dated April 17, 2012 arrived after FRPL had met the formal deadline for making a submission to the April 24 meeting. Jeff_Barber_Letter_-_April_17,_2012