Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...New library not needed
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 3 Mar 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, It is a great concern to read that Town council has embraced the concept of an extremely expensive and probably unnecessary new library. If the project goes through it will involve large tax increases, many millions in building costs, development costs, loan costs and increased operating costs. The present library appears more than adequate to handle present needs and the projected six per cent population increase by 2011. I have never experienced the facility to be overused; sometimes I am the only person there. The staff are polite and if needed will get you an available book from anywhere in Ontario. What is the basis for saying the library is, at the moment, "half the required size?" It sounds if someone is playing with statistics rather than observations. They are also playing with a great deal of taxpayers' money. Any diminishment of the library and the Cultural Centre will have serious consequences on downtown Georgetown. Once this happens it will be impossible for the bureaucracy to rectify. A significant part of local history and character will be gone forever. We will all pay dearly for that in every way.

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3 Mar 2006
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Letters to the editor...New library not needed