Ferrisburgh officials offer ideas to improve library

FERRISBURGH — At the Oct. 2 Ferrisburgh selectboard meeting, town officials met with Bixby Memorial Library Head Librarian Masha Harris, who has been visiting the towns the Vergennes library serves to seek input on how it can better serve them.
Ferrisburgh selectboard Chair Rick Ebel suggested maintaining the library’s efforts to promote child and teen literacy, continuing to improve its technology offerings, and enhancing offerings such as book clubs. Ebel also wondered if the library could find a way to serve residents who lacked the mobility to visit the library.
Selectboard member Jessica James suggested the library could add more children’s programming during school vacations. “Something to correlate with the school calendar would be amazing,” James said.
In other actions at the meeting, the selectboard:
•  Issued an annual approval to the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers to snowmobile on a trail that runs through town-owned forestland.
•  Heard from Ebel that board members met with a groSolar representative to review possible sites for a 15-kilowatt solar array the town will receive from the company and Green Mountain Power as part of an arrangement for the town’s support of the companies’ proposed 4.99-megawatt solar array near the intersection of Route 7 and Greenbush Road.
Ebel said the list of possible sites now includes the fire station roof as well as its lot, and groSolar will investigate the cost of that option in addition to providing drawings of the other possibilities: town-owned land just south of the town office building and at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A as well as the fire station lot.

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