New library in Chazy's future

"[We have] long needed features not existent in the old building to be created in the new one," said Brendler.

They also hope to develop the land behind the building for parking space.

"The scenic area along the river would also provide an opportunity for small outdoor functions as well," Brendler added.

The board has voted to create The Chazy Public Library Foundation, which will allow the public to make tax-exempt donations for the library project. Already, some patrons have volunteered to help with fundraising or give donations.

Currently, the amount needed to renovate the building is unclear, although a construction and renovation committee is forming to do cost projections, beginning in early 2010.

"This will give us a better idea of how much money we need to raise, " Brendler explained.

If the board had not accepted the office building, it would have been given to the Alice T. Miner Museum, which received Clark's home.

"Like the present building, the doctor's office is located in the village center and steeped in local history, allowing us to continue those Chazy Public Library traditions," said Brendler.

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