Houston County and City of Dothan partnering for library

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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) – The Houston County Commission and Dothan City Commission will be partnering together to help fund the library expansion.

"I like the location they have decided on, it's appropriate right across from the county building. It makes it easily accessible for those you might not have transportation at this time," says Sharman Ramsey speaking before the Houston County Commission.

Each commission is agreeing to buy land next to library at a cost of almost 1.4 million dollars.

"We are participating up to four hundred thousand dollars," said Houston County Commission Chairman Mark Culver, during their recent meeting.

The property includes a number of businesses along North Oates Street in downtown.

"There are three properties that face North Oates street, this would create a campus effect," said Taylor Barbaree, Dothan's District 5 Commissioner.

The property would be cleared and the current library would be expanded to create a larger building.

"It would allow for a campus effect it would allow for an additional thirty thousand square feet to the current location," added Commissioner Barbaree.

Library officials are still working on a timetable for when work would begin on the renovations.

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