Feedback: Better library location wanted
July 3, 2008 · Updated 10:14 PM
I thought your Sept. 18 article on the defeat of the new library was very good and showed the two sides on this issue. You have a huge part of the community that works very hard to make ends meet and to ask that another $6 or $12 month on property owners to bear just adds up. And on top of that we know a new stadium and a new high school are coming our way too.
Im sorry that Mr. LeDesky thinks that we just need to curb our spending at Wal-Mart to pay for a new library that no one knows how much it will cost. I dont understand how these people with vision for what Oak Harbor should be can not be up front on the cost. If you dont know how much a project is going to cost, dont ask the voters to pass it. Whats up with the performing arts center? Havent heard anything about that project. We are a small town with growing pains. It does not hurt anything to take things slow, whats the rush? The city council and the other downtown proponents should have stayed out of the decision. The Library Building Committee seem to know what was the best site for the library and the community.
I would like to see a new measure come up again with the changes that need to be made of where it is to be built.