WXXI Local Stories
Fri December 13, 2013
Irondequoit Voters Are Asked To Approve Library Project Again
Voters in Irondequoit will be asked to give their approval for the second time this year to a 13-million dollar bond to build a new library.
The polls are open tomorrow from 9 am to 6 pm at Christ the King School. Irondequoit voters approved the project in a special referendum in April but the town was advised by attorneys to put the matter up to vote again following a lawsuit by seven residents who challenged the environmental review process. The residents then agreed to drop their lawsuit. Library director Terry Buford says the plans for the new library have been altered slightly."We did listen to the community's concerns about the size of the project, so we did shrink the size of the building from 50,000 square feet roughly down to about 40,000 square feet. The second environmental impact statement found the exact same results as the same environmental impact statement did, and that is, no negative impact from this project." The new library, if approved in tomorrow's special referendum, would be built on the Irondeqouit town hall campus.