The proposal by Supervisor Mark Stone was that the County draw up a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the Verutti family that allows final tests, planning approval, and legal documents to be completed and transfer of the property to the county to occur. You can see the detailed proposal by Supervisor Stone at http://sccounty01.co.santa-
Felton Library Friends is extremely grateful for the patience and continuing generosity of the Veruttis, who first suggested donating their property more than ten years ago. We are also grateful to Supervisor Stone, architect Teal Messer (who has contributed to the project in countless ways), and to FLF’s “citizen member” of the Joint Powers Board, Nancy Gerdt, who has worked closely with all parties to bring about this decision.
FLF members have ample reason to feel optimistic and proud of our long fight for the Felton branch and for other community branches. In the coming months, FLF will begin exploring, in collaboration with the County, library administrators and the community, how a new library building on the property will be funded. FLF anticipates that the acquisition of this property will open new doors for grants and donations, and will provide impetus to a library system that has deemed a new Felton branch to be its highest priority capital project.
Present: Nancy, Phyllis, Edna, Anita, Bob, Paul, April, Lucy.
County report: Nancy reported on progress regarding the County and the Verutti property. She reviewed projected costs for various tests and reports.
Poetry Reading: Members reviewed preparations and supplies and volunteered to bring refreshments.