Sunday, March 27, 2016

College To Get Library Space Another Three Years

Fairhope, Alabama

library 2nd floor

Monday, the city council is expected to approve leasing part of the second floor of the library to Faulkner State College for another three years -- with an option to renew for two more three-year terms.

The lease is essentially the same as the one in place since 2007, except an additional $200 will be added making the total rent $2,200/month.

The college uses the space for nursing classes.

Fairhope library board members had expressed interest in using the space as its juvenile area.

In 2013, the city council paid off the library's $1 million balance on a bridge loan used to finance construction of the library in 2006 (clk); The Fairhope Public Library Foundation founded in 2008 (clk) had been unable to raise private funds to do so.

The second floor space rent of about $26k per year is considered a re-payment by some current council members.

Below is a video from 2010 of then-councilman Stankoski describing how the loan was to be repaid. He is currently a new library board member:


Anonymous said...

What does the Library Board do?

it seems useless.

Anonymous said...

What started 9 years ago as only a 3 year occupation of the 2nd floor now appears to be another done deal. The library needs a decent teen space .. They are stuck in a very small space behind the larger young children's area.. take a look & see what a small space is allocated for teens. What about a genealogy section that we have heard about for years being able to be developed once Faulkner was in its own new building-

Anonymous said...

Most city committees are useless, ignored by the powers that be.

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to read the Library board meeting minutes. Does anyone know if those have been posted on the city's website since September? They need to update since it is a public meeting.