Timberland Regional Library Facilities Committee meeting moved to Wednesday

By The (Centralia) Chronicle

The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees Facilities Committee will now meet from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, more than a week sooner than scheduled in the wake of public outcry last week about a proposed capital facilities plan that would close nearly one third of the 27 Timberland libraries.

Libraries in Hoquiam, Montesano, South Bend, Amanda Park and …. would be considered for closure.

Jeff Kleingartner, TRL Communications Manager, said Monday that the meeting was moved up as requested by the board of trustees. Another meeting may take place on the 16th, as it has yet to be removed from the calendar.

“(The board) may still decide to have that one as well,” Kleingartner said. “All we know is the board requested the meeting, which with three of the seven board members isn’t a quorum, so they can talk about the capital facilities proposal.”

Committee members include Lewis County Trustee Brian Zylstra, Grays Harbor County Trustee Corby Varness and Mason County Trustee Brenda Hirschi.

A public comment period is not on the agenda for the meeting, which will take place inside the Timberland Administrative Service Center located at 415 Tumwater Blvd. SW. in Tumwater, but the proceedings are open to the public.