Council tables library expansion
BY RICHARD F. BELISLE
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -About 30 supporters and critics of a $500,000 plan to expand the Shepherdstown Library turned out Tuesday for a meeting of the Shepherdstown Town Council, expecting a decision on the project.
Instead, the council tabled the issue until a series of public meetings can be held.
Mayor Vince Parmesano said earlier Tuesday he wanted the issue tabled because of letters both supporting and opposing the plan.
He said alternatives ranging from doing nothing to building a new library outside of town surfaced at a Dec. 18 public meeting and from letters he has received. He said more study is needed.
He said a decision Tuesday would have been premature.
"We can best approach this by setting up a working group to review the plan and set up special meetings," he said.