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Lafayette Public Library responds to rededication resolution passing

Posted at 1:08 AM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 02:08:00-04

LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Public Library director is responding to the rededication resolution passing in the October 12 election.

Voters approved rededicating $10 million of the library's surplus to roads and drainage.

According to the library director, Teresa Elberson, there is now about $5 million left in the library's fund balance.

Elberson tells KATC she was disappointed but not surprised the resolution passed. She says patrons of the library won't be affected right now.

"It's really not anything you're going to see right away. These were funds for our future, and you always want to have a surplus for those future projects because the library's all dedicated funds; we don't go back to the general fund," explained Elberson.