NH clarifies library stanceAt least one member of the North Hudson Village Board wants to make it clear that steps taken thus far in regard to the joint library project don’t mean approval by the municipality.
By: Jon Echternacht, Hudson Star-Observer
At least one member of the North Hudson Village Board wants to make it clear that steps taken thus far in regard to the joint library project don’t mean approval by the municipality.
The board has approved the preliminary steps necessary to put two referendum questions on the ballot for the people to decide, nothing more, said Trustee George Klein in a recent telephone conversation.
A lot of hurdles have to be cleared before a new library would become a reality, not the least of which is residents in the four municipalities involved, North Hudson, Hudson, the town of Hudson and the town of St. Joseph, have to approve two referendum questions Nov. 4.
If any one of the four failed to approve both the questions, the library project is dead in its tracks.
Klein said that in recent social situations he has attended people expressed the idea that the action by the board constituted support of the entire project.
“It (board’s action) neither supports nor condemns the library,” Klein said.
He said the trustees’ approval of recent measures involved in the project simply paves the way for the voters to decide at the ballot box in the general election.
Village President Larry Larsen put together a very thorough explanation of the complexities and stages of the $10 million library project in a PowerPoint presentation at the board’s Sept. 2 meeting.
The presentation went a long way in making the whole complicated process understandable and was a valuable tool for those who attended the meeting.
The Library Foundation has its sights on the NMC building at Vine and First Streets in downtown Hudson to locate a 33,000-square-foot library.