May 20, 2022

Georgia: Prior to Completion Public Library Reconstruction Project Suspended Due to Funding

From WDEF (Chattanooga, TN):

The LaFayette Library project gets officially put on hold Friday.

The unfinished library with boarded windows sits on South Duke Street in LaFayette. Lecia Eubanks, Director Cherokee Regional Library System said, “I must admit, I’m disappointed that our funds weren’t set aside, but the economy has been down, and there has been a lot less SPLOST [special purchase local option sales tax]  than anticipated.” The library received state grants and local money, but still came up short.


The project needs roughly 3-hundred thousand more dollars.


Library representatives say that fortunately the delay comes at a decent time. Eubanks said, “At least our building is conditioned. The HVAC system is operational and the exterior doors are secure, so if there was ever a good point which to suspend that’s where we are.” The library will stay at its temporary location at the Old Food Lion until they can finish construction.

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