December 19, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Gold Coast Public Library released a mailing on Wednesday that details the first steps it is taking in its initiative to educate the public about purchasing a new building.
“In response to community feedback about the need for more space, the Gold Coast Public Library Board of Trustees has reached an agreement in principle to acquire property if voters ultimately approve the purchase,” said Gold Coast Board President Nancy Benchimol.
The mailing which is being mailed to all residents in the library’s service area explains that the Library’s Board has begun negotiations with Halm Industries to acquire 180 Glen Head Road. The property sits between Glen Cove Drive, the American Legion Post 336, the Town of Oyster Bay Community Center and the community’s much-used sports fields.
“The agreement begins a series of steps culminating in a building referendum sometime this spring where the voters will make the final decision,” said Michael Morea, the Library’s Director.
The Library’s Board is committed to providing the voters with the information needed to make an informed decision as well as a number of opportunities to take part in shaping the outcome. The Library will host a series of public presentations, small group meetings and design charrettes. There will also be a website dedicated to the project, email updates and print materials distributed to everyone in the library’s service area.
“There’s no denying that the demand for library programs and services exceeds our capacity at our present space at 50 Railroad Ave. and in our Annex,” said Benchimol. “The public created the Gold Coast Public Library in 2001. We moved into our building in 2005. A decade later, the public will determine our next steps.”
CLICK HERE FOR December 17, 2014 Land Purchase Mailer
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
MICHAEL MOREA, DIRECTOR
W: (516) 759-8300 , ext 102
ARTICLE SUBMITTED BY THE GOLD COAST PUBLIC LIBRARY
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