|Published: 8:50 AM, 09/18/2013
||Last updated: 8:51 AM, 09/18/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-It's been a few years
since it was mentioned out loud, but Madisonville is once again
looking at building a new library.
Mayor Glenn Moser reported Monday that
a new library committee had been looking at possible locations and
settled on Houston Park after eliminating two others.
"We had an engineer look at the
sites," Moser said, "and the old City Hall lot and the old
Heilig-Meyers location were both thought to bet too small. Neither
really had any room for parking or future expansion."
Houston Park, which sits in the center
of town and has become a distant thought to Kefauver Park, is
entirely owned by the city and could hold an 8,000-square-foot
library and 30 parking spaces, both recommended by the state for a
town the size of Madisonville.
"This would be the best site for a
library when it comes to public access," Moser said. "It brings
the library (currently located on Highway 411) back into town."
Madisonville has had brief flirtations
with a new library for nearly a decade now, but nothing has ever
really taken hold, mainly due to cost considerations, and it's not
any different this time.
See full story in the Wednesday, Sept. 18, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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