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JUNEAU The Juneau Assembly will consider a proposal tonight to purchase land in the Mendenhall Valley for a future public library.
The Assembly's lands committee last month forwarded a proposal to spend $430,000 to acquire 2.3 acres of land from Faith Lutheran Church and a 0.36-acre lot from Don and Robert Peterson. The agreement would be subject to a vote by the church's congregation. The money would come from the city's land fund.
The city has leased space in the Mendenhall Center for the valley library for 18 years and a new library was taken out of Dimond Park complex plans. In a memo to Assembly members recommending the land purchase, Library Director Carol McCabe wrote that the decision to build or not build a new library is for voters to decide in a future election. A vote is scheduled for tonight's meeting.