On March 7, 2017, there was a motion made to designate Veteran's Park as the site for a new WIAA-compliant softball field, and also ask Park Director Chris Rear and Administrator Bryan Gadow to work on finalizing a plan and a budget to present for discussion. Given this decision, the library board, co-chairs, and building committee feel that this is a go-ahead to move forward with the library building project. The Capital Campaign co-chairs are preparing to enter into the final phase of fundraising.
Previously, on May 5, 2015, the New Glarus Village Board unanimously passed a resolution that reflects the results of the 2014 referendum on the library building project. Specifically, the New Glarus Village Board has endorsed Glarner Park as the new downtown home of the library, and has agreed to reserve $1,000,000 in borrowing capacity for the library project.
Concept plans that have been endorsed by the library board can be found below.
What will the new library look like?
The following design concepts were presented to the Village Board at the January 5th meeting. For full details, please visit the Concept and Budget Report Link (in the sidebar to the right).