TRURO – Truro town council isn’t any closer to getting answers or a plan in place regarding a new home for the Truro library.
The topic was discussed only briefly at Monday’s regular monthly council meeting. While there were no official updates, some councillors did state their frustration.
Truro Mayor Bill Mills was concerned common ground hasn’t been reached in regards to location. While Mills is a proponent of moving the library into the old Normal College, Colchester County Mayor Bob Taylor recently said he wasn’t convinced the old Normal College was the ideal site.
“I thought we were making headway but here we go again,” said Mills during the meeting. “Whether we get a new building we still have a 150-year-old provincial property (Normal College) to deal with.”
Coun. Danny Joseph said there’s value in the Normal College.
“That building has to stay. We cannot tear it down,” said Joseph.
The town and county are each contributing finances to the new library and hope to sign a memorandum of understanding “soon” said Mills.
Coun. Raymond Tynes agreed that a decision needs to be made soon.
“It seems every time we get closer, we go three steps back,” said Tynes.