As you all must know, I am in support of saving the 1913 library building as part of any new library building project. I firmly believe that this building is not only one of the best architectural edifices in our town, but it is an integral part of so many generations’ cognitive experiences. Due to the universal public use of this building for a variety of purposes and its location, it has been labeled, in the past by the library itself as the “Cornerstone of Our Community.” I firmly believe as do many that destruction of this town’s cultural, historical and architectural landmark will be forever be seen as one of the worst decisions our town ever made.
We are in strange and uncharted territory with unknown outcomes and consequences occurring at an unprecedented pace. Your dedication and commitment to our town governance and the current budgetary decisions is beyond admirable. I know that you will take our times and the future financial forecasts into account as you make these decisions.