TRURO - Despite the fact there's been a lack of movement this summer in finding a new library for Truro residents, municipal officials say it shouldn't be too much longer.
The Town of Truro's CAO Jim Langille told the Truro Daily News on Wednesday that not much has been done regarding the library situation during the summer.
"There's been somewhat of a delay because there's a need for (the town and county) to work on a joint committee and it's very difficult to get all the parties together in July and August," Langille said.
Langille expects more action will soon be taken. A joint library committee with town and county officials are working towards creating a memorandum of association, which would indicate "how much the municipality and the town would provide" for a new library.
Although early in the process, Langille believes the operational costs would be shared 50/50 while the construction costs would be a 60/40 split with the county paying the larger portion.
Langille said the intent is for the county and town to have a joint meeting in early September and make a recommendation to the October council meetings. Then a request for proposals would go out to the public.
County Mayor Bob Taylor has told this paper it's likely the request for proposals could come in "pretty quick."
Taylor added the public and interested parties can voice their opinion on the library's new location but he reminded people the decision ultimately belongs to the municipal government. That decision, Taylor said, should not take much longer.
"I'm pretty sure a decision will be made by the fall. I think it's a priority," said Taylor.