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Carnegie Library Move Postponed

Due to a logistical snag, we will have to wait a few weeks to see the Carnegie Library move. All plans to commemorate this event will take place as planned when on the day it happens.

Rob Loscalzo of Tritec contacted the Friends of the Carnegie Library today to inform us the Carnegie Library move Scheduled for Midnight July 24th into 25th will be postponed. All activities for this event, including the gathering at Roast Coffee that night, will be postponed as well.

Mr. Loscalzo reported to me that a snag in negotiations with the Village and the owners of a property on West Avenue adjacent the Village Sewer Treatment Plant that was essential in utilizing for the move has caused the delay. The tentative rescheduled move date is August 8th.  We will provide more details as they become confirmed.

This delay may actually be a net positive since Mr. Loscalzo also informs me County Legislator Rob Calarco is working quickly to secure a temporary agreement that will allow the Carnegie Library to be moved directly to the County property on West Ave and Main Street that will ultimately be the buildings final home.

The Friends of the Carnegie Library still plan to hold a gathering event the night of the move. Again, more details will follow soon.

To reconfirm: The Carnegie Library WILL NOT be moving July 24th.  Still, this historic building is still being saved and moved soon and this delay should not be considered a set back at all.

All good things are worth the wait. Please stay tuned.

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David Kennedy July 25, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Hey Laura, just saw your new post...I think my previous post explains all...but to summerize....all the Village's possible costs will be after the Village gets ownership of the building...the Village becomes owners once the building arrives on West Avenue and Main St. Hope you come down and watch the move, would be great to meet you in person.
Lee July 27, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Hey Laura, If Tritec promises it, don't believe it!!
betsy smith July 30, 2012 at 03:56 PM
It really is extraordinary that the charming but quite ordinary vernacular Brickhouse building was incorporated into the design of the Tritec proposal but the library was not.
Joseph Adriano July 30, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Tritec does not own the Brickhouse property. They own the library....and they don't want it as part of their development.
Archie Bunker August 07, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Joseph - You bring nothing to table in terms of informative discussion but love to make little snipes and point fingers. You're alienating yourself and looking foolish doing so.

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