Library Proposed as a Centennial Project in 1966

Carleton Place Canadian, March 17, 1966

 Expect Library, Centennial Project


The special project committee of Carleton Place Council leans toward adopting renovations to the town hall to include a new library and court room and police facilities, according to a preliminary report given Council last Monday evening.

Chairman of the committee, Councillor John Ritchie, observed the committee was in favor of library renovations which would require moving this facility to the second floor auditorium and enlarging the court room and police facilities on the ground floor.

He requested that a special meeting of Council be held to consider the library as the town’s centennial project.  He first wanted his committee to meet with E. H. Ritchie, chairman of the Library Board.

The arena was dropped as the centennial project at a special meeting of Council last week because sufficient funds were not immediately available to guarantee a useable building by the centennial deadline for grants.  Municipal tax assistance or debentures have been ruled out by the Ontario Municipal Board.



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