That's too bad about the library will/may be closed on Fridays! Did they spend too much on the new wind turbine? It seems to hardly ever run. Thanks for your time.
C & B
UPDATE: The library will NOT be closed on Fridays during 2010.
Good questions! First of all, we wish, too, that closing on Fridays wasn't necessary. However, 2010 is a tough budget year for the City, and like all City departments, the library must find a way to reduce its costs this year.
As for the turbine, it was funded by a grant and the cost did not come from our operating budget or the City's General Fund. It's a demonstration of the City's commitment to finding alternative energy sources, and while it doesn't run often (Lafayette isn't as windy as some other places!) it IS expected to save us $400-500 per year in energy costs.