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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an appropriation of $13.97 million to finance various public facility projects, including the construction of a new Vinton Library.
The library project will require a bond issuance of $8.2 million, officials said.
Three people spoke to the board about the appropriation, two who supported the move and one who did not. Al Bedrosian, the Republican candidate running for the Hollins District supervisor seat, said he did not think the Vinton Library was a wise use of public funds.
“We always complain about the federal government spending so much money, and I look here in the county, and it’s disturbing,” Bedrosian said.
Supervisors Butch Church and Mike Altizer spoke positively about the library project and how they anticipate it will impact the community.
One member of the board, Ed Elswick, echoed Bedrosian’s sentiment. Elswick would go on to be the lone supervisor to vote against the appropriation.
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