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Grandview, YVCC continue discussion on library agreement

GRANDVIEW - As construction continues ahead of schedule for the new Grandview-YVCC library, city and college officials are making progress in hammering out an agreement for the joint project.

During a study session last night, Tuesday, city and YVCC officials met to iron out the final details for the joint library, which is on pace to finish construction in July, a month ahead of schedule.

One of the final revisions to the agreement, based on a request by Grandview's legal counsel, is inserting language that stipulates an advisory committee overseeing the new library will not have the capacity to make fiscal decisions.

Last night's session also served to review some of the highlights of a draft agreement on the table, such as that Grandview will provide staffing for the library, while YVCC will be responsible for building upkeep and maintenance.

Councilwoman Joanne Souders suggested the city remember those residents who serve on an existing library board, which will eventually give way to the new library and its coordinating council.

Mayor Norm Childress assured Souders those serving on the current library will not be forgotten as the city moves ahead with a new joint library with YVCC.

The next step for the joint agreement after last night's study session is to make final revisions and present it to the Grandview City Council for approval on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

- John Fannin can be reached at 837-4500 or at jfannin@dailysunnews.com

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