Letter: Question 1 an opportunity for Falmouth

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The Plumber-Motz/Lunt campus referendum that will be on the Falmouth ballot on June 14 is the result of almost two years of work and includes many changes from its initial vision. What began as a $10 million project that included moving the Town Hall and a bond issue for $5 million now includes neither. This referendum does not require borrowing of money or a tax increase.

As a Falmouth Memorial Library trustee, while I was slow to embrace the idea of moving our library and the idea of a town center, seeing the space needs of the library and reading the reports by national experts changed my perspective. After presentations from architects, coupled with other considerations and analysis, it became clear a move was necessary. In terms of location, we could not have asked for anything as terrific as simply moving up the street. I am now an enthusiastic supporter of Question 1.

I encourage others to visit the library and take a tour at one of our upcoming open houses. I hope voters will learn all they can about this unique opportunity for our town and that as you do, you will join me in voting yes on 1 and help relocate our library to the Plumber-Motz/Lunt campus.

Rob Donovan
Falmouth

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