First thing this morning, the City Council approved $102,000 for the replacement of the roof at Preston Royal Branch Library. It needs help badly, city officials say. It’s not currently leaking, but, given Texas weather, it could start anytime, says David Darnell, who is in charge of capital projects for the library. Pretty routine stuff, right?
But the library is also slated to be replaced. Voters okayed the allocation of $5 million for land acquisition and design for a replacement branch in the 2006 bond package. That means an entirely new building will be built once the wheels of government turn that far. The logic of putting 100 grand into a building set to be replaced struck Councilwoman Ann Margolin as odd–she pulled the item from the bundle it was in for individual consideration–but, in the end, she voted for it.
Look for the full story in the April 23 issue of Preston Hollow People.