Ridgewood NJ, Steve Kim
Ridgewood NJ, resident Steve Kim sums up the Ridgewood Public Library expansion in the Facebook group “It Takes a Ridgewood Village”
Kim explains the Library Construction Act,” An explanation of the Library Construction Act comment and application processes…
Application period is coming up soon, and the admins have made zero alternate plans besides the original circular stairs and squaring out the auditorium design.
“The regulations for the construction program will be in the NJ Register on July 1.
This is the time for the public to read, ask questions or comment on the regulations for the program. They are printed for sixty days.
Then we answer the questions and comments and our answers are printed in the NJ Register for thirty days. After that period, the applications will become available.
We anticipate giving the libraries three months to fill out the applications. The applications are competitive and we have $125 million, so it is possible that not everyone will be funded. We don’t actually know how many libraries will be applying because the Boards have not seen the regulations for the program yet.
The regulations may encourage some libraries to apply and it is possible that some libraries may decide not to apply after reading the regulations.
The survey we undertook was for internal purposes only. It was to get some idea of what the construction needs are in general in NJ. You could always ask your local library for information if you want to know what they submitted.”