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Public Comment Period for East Side Library Ends this Week


Athenians can still voice their opinion regarding the planned library branch on the East Side. The Athens-Clarke County Government is accepting public input through Friday, October 7.

Residents will have a series of guidelines as they are asked to consider criteria for potential locations. They include assess to transit, acreage, connection to utilities and more.
Some $14.4 million has been designated for the East Side Public Library through SPLOST funds. The state will provide an additional 2 million.

Those funds will cover construction, public art, books, permitting and other items.

Athens Regional Library System Executive Director Valerie Bell and ACC Commissioner Carol Myers discussed the proposed facility.

If you’d like to weigh in on the site and criteria for the new library, visit www.accgov.com/eastsidelibrary. More public input opportunities will be available through various phases of the process.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!