The Future Of The Downtown Library To Be Decided Tuesday
Friday June 17th, 2011
Posted at 3:15pm
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The Windsor Public Library board will meet next Tuesday, June 21st to deiced if it will move into the new Downtown Aquatic Family Centre and Library Complex that was passed by City Council on Monday night.
The board will be asked to approve the following in order to proceed
THAT the Windsor Public Library Board support the Windsor City Council decision to proceed with the necessary steps required to construct a Downtown Aquatic Family Centre and Library Complex and direct the CEO and Administration to represent Windsor Public Library, provide input and seek Board direction during the planning and construction phase as required; and
THAT the Windsor Public Library Board suspend the RFP process for a Facilities Master Plan until the January 2012 Board Meeting at which time further direction will be provided to Administration; and
THAT the Windsor Public Library Board direct Administration to strike a committee comprised of Administration, Board Members, staff members and city representatives as required to examine, investigate and consider library service in the South Walkerville/Remington Park area with a particular emphasis on increased service, programs and branch sustainability; and
THAT the Windsor Public Library Board request Administration to update the Fund Raising RFP, with a focus on the new library complex, and provide a report with recommendations, at the regular June 2011 meeting of the Board; and
THAT the Windsor Public Library Board direct Administration to strike a committee comprised of Administration, Board members, City Representatives – and others as needed – to explore possible uses and re-purposing of the 850 Ouellette Avenue facility, including property appraisal and input from the real estate community; and
THAT Windsor Public Library Administration implement a process to ensure staff and community are advised on a regular basis of the progress of the Downtown Aquatic Family Centre and Library Complex and a mechanism to be initiated to allow for community and staff input; and
THAT Windsor Public Library Board create a Working Group to oversee all facets of the library re-location, with representation from the Board, Administration and others as required and report to the Board with updates and seek direction as necessary.
The meeting takes place at 5:30pm at the Central Library Board Room.