- Three Lakes taxpayers will chip in $900,000 dollars to the remodeling and expansion of the Demmer Library.
After years of meetings and votes, that plan became official last week at the town's annual meeting.
The money will accompany $1 million in money from the library's foundation and $100,000 from the Three Lakes Historical Society.
"The library is excited to be able to develop plans for a library that's going to continue to serve the community for many years in the future," said library director Erica Brewster.
The library will wait until the Town of Three Lakes has a more concrete plan for its police station and town office building. That building sits next door to the library.
"They've expressed different ideas for the town office plan that may perhaps involve moving the town offices off of their current location and to Highway 45, a more visible location," said Brewster.
Changes could impact the expanded library's potential footprint.
"We are waiting on what our space availability would be, the footprint that we could actually build on, before we will begin any designing," Brewster said.
The library's Design and Construction Committee is considering different architects while it waits for the town to make a plan.
"The committee has been directed by the Board of Trustees for the library to decide between whether we're going to look at those two architects, or we're going to open it up to new architects," Brewster said.
Two firms had submitted designs for earlier library expansion plans. The library's design committee meets Monday night.