- alternate service delivery formats that would maintain some physical presence of the library in the east end.
- potential public-private partnerships that might keep some library presence there.
- negotiating a new five-year lease that would keep the Churchill branch in its existing location.
- operating with just two library branches: Korah and Centennial.
Earlier this month, City Council authorized the library board to pursue talks with Algoma District School Board about moving the Churchill branch to the former Alexander Henry High School site, where it would be part of a community hub including a daycare and French-immersion elementary school.
The 50-year-old Churchill Plaza location is rented month-to-month and the library could be asked to leave at any time.
- The costs, staffing requirements, benefits and drawbacks of maintaining the Churchill branch at its existing location if a five-year lease were negotiated and if such lease included “at risk” improvements to the site undertaken by the landlord.
- The potential for alternate sites for an east-end library within the City of Sault Ste. Marie and the estimated costs, staffing requirements, benefits and drawbacks of relocating the existing east end Churchill branch within the City of Sault Ste. Marie.
- Alternate service delivery formats that would maintain some physical space within the east end, while exploring whether any potential public-private partnerships could be formed to reduce the annual costs to taxpayers of the City of Sault Ste. Marie for providing a physical library space within the east end of the City of Sault Ste. Marie.
- An estimated budget for the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library showing the costs, staffing requirements, benefits and detriments if only the Korah Branch and Centennial Branch libraries were maintained.