Updated: 04/23/2014 5:59 PM
Created: 04/23/2014 6:58 AM WHEC.com
By: Nikki Rudd
It’s a multi-million dollar project that has been in the works for over a year. Today, officials will break ground on Irondequoit’s new state-of-the-art library.
The $13-million facility will be built on the east lawn of the Irondequoit Town Hall. It will combine the two current libraries into one large facility.
Residents voted on the plan twice. The first time was in April 2013. After that vote, seven people filed a lawsuit, saying the plan violated environmental law. After that, people signed a petition calling for another public vote to authorize a $13-million bond for the project. That second vote, held in December, passed almost two to one in favor of the plan.
What can residents look forward to? More books, larger collections and a drive-up book return. We are told staffing will remain the same.
Construction is expected to take up to a year and a half.
For more information about the project, click here.