Library, Colby council at odds over clinic plan

Efforts by the Colby Public Library Board of Trustees (CPLBT) to dissuade city representatives from moving the library into an old clinic building seemed to fall on deaf ears Monday during the board’s annual meeting.
Mayor Jim Schmidt and Ald. Nancy O’Brien attended the meeting as liaisons for the city of Colby. O’Brien was recently appointed by Schmidt to serve on CPLBT. Monday was her first meeting.
Colby librarian Vicki Calmes explained the library board’s position to Schmidt and O’Brien, which The Tribune-Phonograph reported extensively July 15.
Calmes is concerned the city has not made a reasonable effort to explore a variety of options to create new library space nor has it obtained current cost estimates for building options prior to making an offer on the clinic building.

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