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Sartell Continues Conversation On Future Library Plans [AUDIO]

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ST. CLOUD — A new chapter has been turned. Tonight (Tuesday) the Great River Regional Library board of Trustees approved further discussion on the addition of a library in Sartell.

Sartell City Administrators stated a case that their growing city wants and is ready to take this step.

Sartell Mayor Joe Perske says that now is the time.

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Great River Regional Library board chair Mark Bromenschenkel says there will be a lot of talks between both sides over the next few months.

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Bromenschenkel says one of the main concerns going forward is budget.

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A library that is open 40 hours a week, staffing would cost around $147,000. To have a library opened  20 hours, would be $82,400 in staffing costs.

Perske says they have different location options in mind should the library be approved. One location option would be adding it to city hall.

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Both sides will begin drawing up a new proposal in hopes to make things work. They will meet again in March.

Perske hopes to see the library opened by 2015.

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