LIBRARY IMPACT FEES AVAILABLE - $44,000
RECOMENDED MOTION: I move to encumber $31,135 to construct pavilion at Aaron Cutler Memorial Library.
Good morning. I’ve had a chance to chat with Laura Gandia and rethink my earlier advice. I now believe the use of the impact fees for the pavilion is a proper use of those funds. My thought is this: if the library wanted to use the funds to add an addition to the building, I would have no issue with that. That’s obviously a proper use of the funds. The pavilion, although it will not physically be attached to the existing building, will be used for the same purposes as would an addition. So the question becomes, would an addition be necessary due to population growth, as opposed to evolution in library services? I think the answer is both. More programs are being offered, and those programs are more varied, at least in part due to population growth.
For these reasons, I believe it would be proper to use the remaining impact fees to construct the pavilion. Please let me know if I can be of additional assistance. Thanks!
Laura Spector-Morgan, Esquire
Mitchell Municipal Group, P.A.
25 Beacon Street East
Laconia, NH 03246
fax (603) 524-0745