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Thursday, April 18, 2024
Letter: Agree with firing but who are library board members?
Letter to the editor. File

Dear editor:

Since the library moved from the basement of the courthouse in November 2000 to its present location on Anderson Lane, two of its head librarians have been “terminated,” the most recent being Cathy Simpson, as documented in The Lake Report on March 21.

And the entire library was totally revamped just 17 years after being built.

From what I understand, the members of the library’s board of directors are appointed every four years by the new town council.

When consulting the library’s website one finds a list of the names of the current board members but no description of their backgrounds.

While I am in agreement with the board’s most recent head librarian firing, I think the townspeople of Niagara-on-the-Lake whose taxes provide $886,461 of the operating budget of the library deserve quite a bit more transparency about who sits on the library’s board and how its decisions are made.

Elizabeth Masson

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