In 2017 the Charlotte Library Trustees and the Friends of the Library decided to explore the possibility of a much-needed addition to the library building. An architect from Black River Design (highly recommended by the building’s original, architect) was hired to come up with a design and a cost estimate for the proposed addition.
The June 10 Selectboard meeting began with Vice Chair Frank Tenney calling the meeting to order, three members were present. Chair Matt Krasnow and Selectboard member Louise McCarren participated by phone. Similar to the June 3 meeting, agenda items centered on the Charlotte Library addition. Selectboard member Fritz Tegatz said the library building committee was in the process of reviewing the ReArch contract and did not have a draft ready to present at the meeting. Members of the public, many who attended the previous Selectboard meeting, again raised similar concerns about specific line item costs, site work and sketch plan review, as well as library matching funds and the memorandum of understanding.
The Monday June 3 Selectboard meeting focused around the Charlotte library addition. After a question and answer session on topics ranging from solar to various construction costs, the Selectboard voted unanimously to approve ReArch as the contractor for the project.