The new and improved and possibly expanded Baldwin Library is one step closer to reality when the proposed charge (See Post of February 20th) to form joint building committee (city and library) was accepted by a unanimous vote of the Library Board.
Of note to City of Bloomfield Hills residents is items number 4 and 5 which states to develop, through public input, a consensus on what kind of Library the citizens of Birmingham need, want, and are willing to pay for and to consider the the role of Baldwin's three contract communities in the process. After acquiring the necessary input, the next stage of the project, scheduled for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 would include the preparation of an architectural plan as well as detailed financial estimates. The current contract between Baldwin and the City of Bloomfield Hills expires in November of 2014.
Andrew Harris President of the the Baldwin Library Board appointed three board members to the joint City /Baldwin exploratory team. They are Frank Pisano, James W. Suhay, and David Underdown. All three are are all members of the Library Building committee.
The Birmingham City Commission has appointed three current commissioners who are all former Birmingham Mayors.
Scott Moore, is a life long resident of Birmingham, and a graduate of Seaholm High School. When he ran for commissioner last fall he told an area publication, " People who know me know... I am always thinking about Tomorrow."
Tom McDaniel has spent almost a decade on the City's Historic District and Design Review Boards and was Mayor in 2006-07.
Rackline J. Hoff, like Scott Moore, served two terms as mayor. Her other interests include Mahjong which she teaches at the Village Club in the City of Bloomfield Hills. It was there that she learned the game.
A seventh member of the Library remodel-expansion team will be appointed from the City's Planning Board which like the Library Board is one of 33 Boards and committees serving a city of 20,000 under the direction of the City Commission.
The First meeting of the committee is tentatively set for Wednesday March 21st 2pm at the Baldwin Library.