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Dothan prepares to vote on library renovation plans

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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) – Progress in the renovation of the Houston Love Memorial Library is moving along.

 

The city of Dothan has held two public forums to discuss the expansion plans now both the city and Houston County are prepared to vote whether they'll help in the renovation process.

 

Built over 60 years ago the library needs some updating.

 

The building is in serious need of repairs and library officials say they also need more space.

 

"We had past ideas, but we never felt good about them, they were always negative," says Sharon Baker, a member of the Library Board.

 

Last month the Library Board approved plans to renovate the current site and purchase surrounding properties to allow for expansion.

 

They've asked the city and county commissions to help buy that property and will go before each next week to present the plans.

 

They've asked us to help with phase one which is purchasing the land in front of the library then to make a commitment to help with phase two and three," says Mike Schmitz, Dothan Mayor.

 

Once the land is bought library officials will begin drawing up the new building plans and begin fundraising efforts.

 

"We are just so excited to know that we know where it is going to be and that it's finally going to happen this time," adds Baker.

 

The proposed plan could cost close to $8 million and would be completed in a number of phases.

 

Houston County should vote on the issue next Monday and the city will vote next Tuesday.

 

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