9/12/2017 5:04:35 PM

A concept design for the rebuild of the Southampton Public Library was presented to Saugeen Shores council last night (Monday) but it came with a heftier price tag than originally expected.

The proposal was $11.4 million and suggests building a new library at the current Southampton Town Hall location on High Street. A new 3-storey atrium would connect the library with the renovated Town Hall building.

Councillor Mike Myatt says the cost is very high, but that the design is not set-in-stone and that there is room for changes to be made before a final draft is presented to Council at a later date.


Deputy Mayor Luke Charbonneau says that funding the project without Government and Corporate sponsorship would not be possible, but he noted that the Town has participated in high cost projects in the past, and that this project is possible.

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