The Brookfield Board of Finance is slated to discuss proposals for a new library at their meeting tonight. The $14.77 million project is proposed for the Municipal Center horse statue athletic field.
The library faces a March deadline because a million dollar state grant will expire at that time. If the Board of Finance advances the project, a special town meeting will be held at Brookfield High School on the 21st.
The current Library on Whisconier Road opened in 1975. Among the issues are limited parking and meeting room space.
Brookfield Patch reports that state Representative Steve Harding wants the town to consider building a new library in the Town Center. He acknowledged that land acquisition would be costly, but that he could help secure state funds. A referendum would likely be held February 27.