YES ! Yippie! Thank Goodness! and Thanks to all the Friends and supporters that came out to support the Budget Process here in town. This is how it works. As pointed out in the local paper, more that 20 people spoke out against the Library cuts, and NOT ONE person spoke for the cuts.
At the special meeting of the Town Council, and unamiously, the Town Council voted to have the $28,722 put back into the budget!
That restoration of money to the Lucy Robbins Welles Library's budget means the library will be open on Saturdays during July & August 2010, and all regularly scheduled Sunday hours 2010-2011 are back in.
I was with clients that evening and finally got to turn on the local station to watch the meeting that was already in progress. It was meant to be, just as I switched it on - some two hours into it, the Town Council was adding the $$'s back into the budget. About two hours later, I hopped into the car and drove down to the meeting at town hall. Sometime by 11:15pm I was able to get up and thank the Town Council for their thoughtfulness and for recognizing the amazing resource that our Library is to our residents.
So once again - thank you to Everyone!