Lafayette council to consider $12 million library fund for new library

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LAFAYETTE, La. (The Advertiser)- Lafayette’s city-parish council will consider a $12 million funding plan for a new northeast regional library and an expansion of the North Branch Library on University Avenue in Carencro during tonight’s council meeting.

The ordinance, which is scheduled for a vote tonight, would set aside $8 million for a new northeast branch library, about 15,000 square feet, and $4 million to expand the current north branch site from the library’s $26 million fund balance in a dedicated project fund, The Advertiser reported. 

The move comes after repeated attempts from Mayor-President Joel Robideaux to repurpose $18 million from the library system’s nearly fund balance for roads, drainage and infrastructure projects this spring. 

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