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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
It's not the only issue in the Library Board race, but it's probably the biggest. Here are the six candidates' positions on moving the Geneva Library to the Cetron property or staying on James Street.
There hasn't been a referendum question asking voters whether they'd like the Geneva Public Library to move to a new campus at the former Cetron site, but in some ways, the April 9, 2013, election is exactly that. Of the six candidates running for a Geneva Library Board seat, four have indicated they don't want the library to move from its present location on James Street to a new campus on the former Cetron property at Richards Street and State Street. In February 2011, all board members but Steve Andersson voted in favor of purchasing the Cetron property. The candidates say in many of their published profiles that the sale of the Cetron property has yet to be finalized—although the board did vote in March to finalize the contract. A …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Geneva Public Library posts a blog announcing the signing of the contract to purchase the former Cetron property as a future library site.
The Geneva Public Library has signed a contract to purchase the Cetron Building. After nearly three years of waiting and negotiations, the library has posted a blog saying it has signed a contract to purchase the 2.25-acre site on Hamilton and Richards streets. The Library Board approved the purchase in August 2010 but did not get a signed contract from the owner until early February 2013. "We are now in our period of due diligence, which allows us to conduct a site assessment to evaluate the extent of any environmental risks on the land," the blog states. Some of the concerns about the site were that chemicals or other contaminants that might have been left over from previous uses. The build has housed Continent Electric, for example, …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Reports: Geneva library officials say they won't take candidate's name off their ballot, even though he's running for both the Library Board and the Park Board.
OK, follow if you dare. Geneva library officials told the Daily Herald this week that Jay Moffat's name will stay on the April 9 Library Board ballot, even though he's running for a Geneva Park Board seat in the same election. The Library District had asked the Kane County Clerk's Office to look into whether the district should certify Moffat's name. Library Director Matt Teske said the board was concerned that the two offices might be incompatible. Moffat actually had submitted petitions to run for three Geneva offices on April 9, but he withdrew from the School Board race when the Illinois Attorney General's Office ruled that the Park Board and School Board positions were incompatible. Moffat was surprised by the Library Board's efforts …