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Executive Summary - History

This report updates previous plans adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 1971 and 1990. The 1990 report demonstrated the cost efficiency of owning rather than leasing facilities, and this report builds on that assumption.

The 1990 report identified Phase I and II projects for 1990 to 1998.
Phase I Projects completed:
Bear Mountain was completed in December 1994.
Phase I Projects partially completed:
The Caruthers Library is under construction. The anticipated project completion date is April 2003.
The Board will be asked to approve a construction contract for the Woodward Park Regional Library (Plan Area 4) on February 25, 2003. The anticipated project completion date is 2004. Appendix A shows metropolitan service areas adopted in 1990.
A Library State Bond Act application for the Mendota Library is being developed for submission in March 2003.
Fig Garden (Plan Area 3) moved to a larger rented facility in July 1995. This facility remains inadequate in size.
Talking Book Library for the Blind increased by 50% during this time period. This facility remains inadequate in size.
The Board approved a construction contract on January 14, 2003 for the renovation of the historic Laton Library. The anticipated project completion date is Summer 2003.
Auberry Library moved to a larger facility in December 1995.
Kerman Library opened in a new library June 2002.
Piedra Library moved to a larger rented facility May 1999.
Phase II Projects partially completed:
A Library Bond Act application for the Fowler Library is being developed for submission in March 2003.
Land was purchased for the future Millerton New Town Library January 2002.
In October 2000 the Sunnyside Regional Library moved to a larger rented facility. This facility remains inadequate in size. (Plan Area 9)
The Building Program for the Central Library was completed and presented to the Board of Supervisors on September 17, 2002.
 
 
The 1990 report identified 12 branches, which needed action after 2005.
Projects partially completed:
In June 2000 the Kingsburg Library moved to a larger rented facility. The facility remains inadequate in size.

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