Vote on library should be deferred

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018 12:40PM
Vote on library should be deferred

To the editor:

A crucial element is missing from the financial plan submitted by the library trustees for the expansion of the Peterborough Town Library. This element is the liquidity of the $3.5 million said to have been pledged for this purpose by the non-profit 1833 Society. If this amount turned out not to be available, the estimated cost to Peterborough taxpayers would more than double, from 26 cents/$1,000 to 52+ cents/$1,000.

I urge that voting on the library expansion plan be deferred until a more accurate overall cost can be determined.

David Weir