LETTERS: Waiting for a quality library in Southington

Quality library


I praise those on the Town Council who recognize that proceeding with an insufficiently funded new library is cause for much concern. The proposed design that was approved in that referendum has been reduced in size/functionality to stay within budget due to cost increases. There is still a shortfall of about $900,000 that the town expects to be donated by residents and businesses. Starting a project under such tight constraints leaves no room for inevitable future cost increases and, then what, more scaling down! 

A new referendum is needed and let’s build into it the cost for building the original design that will give us the lost state support and provide the facility for our growing community. Also build into that future cost increases that are sure to materialize. The residents want a quality library not some nickel and dime building.

Mark Drechsler, Southington


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