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Date:
May 16, 2019
Time:
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Address:
Columbus, NE 68601
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Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, May 16, 2019


Over the past few months, Tara Vasicek, City Administrator, and Karen Connell, Library Director, have conducted community roundtable discussions and collected surveys to understand the public’s thoughts regarding the 2017 project that was not approved by voters, and what they believe a great library would include.
Data from 245 participants has been collected so far, 67% from roundtable discussions and 33% from a 1 user/1 response online survey. 75% of participants believe Columbus needs a new library, and 20% are currently undecided. Community Space is the most desired feature to include in a library building project, as indicated by 70% of participants.
Now, with gathered data, we are ready to begin developing a future-ready project program that reflects the wants and needs of Columbus. The program defines which components would be included in the project and the approximate space required for those components.
We want your help to develop program options for the building project. Please join us Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the Library Auditorium.
Survey results will be reviewed and architects from Alley Poyner Macchietto will facilitate a public discussion to develop multiple program options for the project.
Once program options are developed, we will solicit public feedback to rank them by preference. The next step in project development will be to develop a plan and costs, which will include evaluating the best location for the project.