Letter to the editor: Voting no on ballot issue 5A is not a vote against libraries, but a vote for keeping libraries in the core of our communities
October 31, 2017
Voting no on ballot issue 5A is not a vote against libraries, but a vote for keeping libraries in the core of our communities
Living in Windsor I admire the sense of community that supports children.
One example was the school district donating the land to build Clearview Library some 20 years ago. Besides lowering the cost for building the library, it insured that children after school could safely reach the library from school. The present location is also close to apartment complexes and senior housing.
The proposal to place the new library on the cross section of two main highways will jeopardize safety and increase traffic on an already busy road. The location chosen by the library board will add dangerous turns across Main Street and additional traffic for those driving.
Have we not considered adding onto the present library by working with the school district to donate the land to the north and south of the lane used for dropping off and picking up students at Mt. View? This would not only provide a longer lane for parents picking up children from school but add additional room for expansion and parking while keeping the library in the core of the community.
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Severance is reaching the size that Windsor was when we built our present library. Do the Severance citizens and children also not deserve a library in the core of their community that they can access easily? Why not use the almost million dollars the board spent to buy the land on Main Street Windsor to start a fund for a library in Severance? Perhaps the community of Severance will value their children the way Windsor did and donate land in the core of their community, thus ensuring a library for their future and their children.
Voting no on ballot issue 5A is not a vote against libraries, but a vote for keeping libraries in the core of our communities.
Written with regards for Windsor and Severance communities,