Cuy Co Public Library Board: Don't Abandon Historic Telling Mansion
Don't abandon South Euclid-Lyndhurst historic Telling Mansion.
Cuyahoga County Public Library plans to move the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library out of its current location in the historic Telling Mansion. Telling Mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places and is South Euclid's architectural jewel. It can be restored to energy efficiency and made fully accessible to the disabled for $5 million.
The Library has NO PLAN for the Telling Mansion if they move out.
Once it is closed the public will no longer be able to enjoy this beautiful place. Euclid Creek runs behind Telling Mansion and could be jeopardized by the land changing ownership.
We do not want a cookie-cutter, sprawling building that will cost over $12 million, will threaten Nine-Mile Creek, and take more residential and green space. New does not equal better.
Building a new library will decrease jobs and revenue to the city of South Euclid. The properties on the proposed site on Green Road are currently generating property tax. The Library does not pay property tax, so if it buys these three properties, they are removing them from the tax rolls. Additionally, the Library says it will save money because it will need fewer employees in the new building and will eliminate jobs by attrition. No matter how you eliminate a job, it is gone.
The current central location is convenient for all South Euclid and Lyndhurst residents and is close to the community's high school. The proposed location will be more convenient for people living in University Heights and Beachwood; both of these communities currently have their own library.
South Euclid and Lyndhurst city officials COULD STOP THIS if they wanted to do so. Signing this petition will tell them, the Cuyahoga County Public Library board members, and other decision makers that you want the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library to remain in Telling Mansion.
P.S. Stay tuned for the public hearing regarding the necessary rezoning of the Green Road properties.
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