The project, at this time, includes remodeling and eventual public use of the first floor of the bank, a slightly larger footprint than the existing library. The decision was a delight to Wadena branch manager Renee Frethem.
“I’m ecstatic,” Frethem said following the decision made Tuesday, Nov. 24 during a special city council meeting. “We started this a long time ago. It’s a sigh of relief.”
Frethem said a positive project like this for the community is needed in a time of such negativity surrounding the current pandemic. “To have it happen now is even sweeter,” Frethem said.
This approved project allows the library to remodel utilizing the funds they have now, $733,568. But the work won’t prohibit the next phases of the project from happening when funding is…