By Monique Chiasson
TRURO DAILY NEWS
TRURO – Despite another tie vote regarding a new home for the Truro library, it is believed a decision will be made on its future early next week.
A letter from the Town of Truro’s communication’s officer, Amanda Smees, states that town and county joint library committee members met in Truro on Wednesday night. Upon further discussions on the two proposals for a new library – the redevelopment of the old Normal College or redeveloping the former hat factory/bowling alley, both on Prince Street – a stalemate once again occurred with three members in favour of each building.
Officials from town hall as well as Truro Coun. Brian Kinsman refused to say how each member voted, but in votes held earlier this summer the three Truro committee members voted for the old Normal College site while the three county members voted for the former hat factory/bowling alley site.
Truro Mayor Bill Mills and Colchester County Mayor Bob Taylor could not be reached at press time.
However, Kinsman told the Truro Daily News on Thursday he believes a final decision will indeed be made during Monday’s regular monthly town council meeting and that it “may or may not include the county’s help.”
“I’m expecting town council will make a decision on Monday … and it may go on with or without the county’s support,” Kinsman said.
He said the town vote will be communicated with the county and town officials will look for the municipality’s feedback, which may be to cost-share the project as first anticipated or decline funding.
“Two-thirds of the library users come from the county,” reiterated Kinsman.
Town council will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday on the third floor of the civic building on Prince Street.