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building on Main Street. The public is invited.

Waynesville grants library rezoning i

Library continues plans to purchase Bellbrook Road properties for new,

By Jean Kowalski

Waynesville's Mary L. Cook public library will go

ahead and purchase several lots on Bellbrook Road

for' a new building.

\ Waynesville

council

gave

final

approval

last

week to the libreiry's request to rezone the proper

ty from R-1 to R-4. which will allow a library to be

built on the site.

Council's approval followed

a

public hearing,

where members of the library's staff and board

described the need for a new. larger library, as well

as plans for the new building.

The library's current location, a former school

building at Fourth and Miami streets, is too small

to fit the library's needs, library board president

Janette Maloy said.

"We're simply out of space." Maloy said. "That

causes problems within the library, because peo

ple want to come in and read and relax, while

we've got programs going on."

Maloy said one-third of the available space in the

current building is wasted because of a lack of

planning, and because the school building was not

built to handle a library's needs.

The plans for the new library, which the bosird

plans to build within two to three years, vyill in clude a community room for the library's pro

grams, as well as for any local organizations who

Neighbors concerned over

traffic, street improvements

wish to use it.

"Books are only a

f

Maloy said.

"The libi

and serves the needs o

books, and we're at a

anything further."

Another

of

the

libi

study room, will be pi

Maloy said.

"We want to get stu

said. "We try to compl

but we've no good plac

Another feature to <

Room, the library's stc

tion and artifacts froi

and the state.

The building will al

for the library's staff ..

room — 6,000

square

40,000 volumes. Stan Kleski, the an

By Jean Kowalski

The Mary L. Cook public library's plans to

move to new quarters on Bellbrook Road within a few years were met with apprehension by those

Maloy said.

Others said the increased

traffic along Bellbrook Road from the library may

cause problems.

There's no one in this room who doesn't think

board, said the preli

library are "very resid<

We

tried

to

neighborhood,

be

se

but a

Waynesville."

wondering

how

the

library

would

affect

the

the library needs more space," council member

   

neighborhood.

 

Bill Brannock said, "Biit why does that space

The'

new

library

Objections by council members and neighbors

have

to

be

on

Bellbrook

Road?

Can

Bellbrook

$450,000.

of the property centered around traffic and any

Road handle the traffic, not just for a library, but

The libr£uy board w

street improvements that would be necessary,

for any reason?"

 

and the costs of those improvements.

The street itself is not equipped to handle the

Bellbrook Road, from Franklin Road north to

volume of traffic a library would generate,

Preston Avenue, has no sidewalks, curbs or gut

neighbors said.

 

ters on either side: nor are there sidewalks on

Library

director

Inara

Turkopuls

said

few

Frsinklin Road, which many village residents

"1 can't imagine the village would stand still for

library

users — between

16

and

25

would use to get to the library.

percent — walk to the library. "It's not surprising how few people walk to the

no sidewalks," Brannock said. "I would envision

the village requiring the (Bellbrook Road) proper

ty owners to stall sidewalks the whole way

(south) to Franklin Road."

"The only problem I see is with the sidewalks,"

council member Mary feunker said. "Children

will be walking to that library, and we have to

make it as safe as possible."

The library, following village ordinances,

would be required to install sidewalks along its

property; however, if the village required adja

cent owners to install sideweilks. the property owners would have to pay for them.

Library officials said sidewalks anywhere other

than in front of the library are the village's con

cern. not the library's.

"We've done without sidewalks in front of the

library for years." library president Janette

library." Turkopuls said, "because most people

don't just go to the library, they go to the grocery store and then to the library. It's basically a drop

off place, even in a small place like Waynesville."

Also. Turkopuls said, the library board wanted

to relocate in an area where the residents were

predominantly young families with school-age

children.

"There is more population growth in this part

of the community." she said, "and we wanted to

stay in the town."

Traffic should be no problem for the library.

Stan Kleski. the architect hired to design the new

library, said.

"If two

cars

pass each

other (on

Bellbrook

Road)." Kleski said, "then it's a busy day. If traf

fic will increase on

that road, 1 don't think the

library will cause it."

(^AesAR

6tai^

Ys>\ 9.

- Mo. v3

on Bellbrook Road be

Opportunities for large

itself.

"We wanted to stay

a

school

district

libn

Turkopuls said.

"Mo:

parking, with a minin

half. Where else can made a choice of what

making the choice."

"Where there was gj

didn't have a

lot

of

c

you

get

out

and

 

:

Waynesville, you have

Maloy said the librai

its current location, c Post 615. until a new

The library has beer

1954. when it occupie<

floor, of the former sc

expanded to fill the ei

imately 3,000 squan

volumes.

The library will und(

with which to build th

from

the 1920s.

.

_

*

"

'

Datton said the themes for the paintings include

still life studies of toys and household items of the

(Jean Kowalski Photo) past.

rary rezoning request

Road properties for new, larger facility

library board president

ace." Maloy said. "That

le library, because peo-

read

on."

and

relax,

while

le available space in the

d

because

of

a

lack

of

school building was not

needs.

arary. which the board

to

three years, will in-

I

for

the library's pro-

ocal organizations who

wish to use it.

"Books are only a part of what we are about,"

Maloy said. "The library is community-oriented

and serves the needs of the community not only in

books, and we're at a dead end as far as offering

anything further."

Another of the library's missing elements,

a

study room, will be provided in the new building,

Malov said.

"We want to get students into the library." she

said. "We try to complement the schools' facilities,

but we've no good placefor the students to study."

Another feature to expand will be the Ohicana

Room, the library's storehouse of historic informa

tion and artifacts from Waynesville. the region,

)ver

and the state.

The building will also include more work room

for the library's staff, as well as including enough

ents

room — 6.000 square feet — for approximately

40.000 volumes.

Stan Kleski. the architect hired by the library

hers said the increased

id from the library may

Dom who doesn't think

lace," council member

why

does that space

Road?

Can

Bellbrook

)t just for a library, but

board,

said

the

preliminary

plans for

the

new

library £u-e "very residential in character and scale.

We

tried

to

neighborhood,

Waynesville."

be

but

sensitive

to

als©

to

the

The

new

$450,000.

library

will

cost

not

only

the

architecture

of

approximately

The library board wanted to purchase the land

on Bellbrook Road because there were few other

quipped to handle the •ary would generate,

Turkopuls said few

een

16

and

25

ary.

few people walk to the "because most people

. they go to the grocery

y. It's basically a drop- lace like Waynesville." s library board wanted

2re the

residents were

nilies with school-age

on growth in this part

-id. "and we wanted to

oblem for the library,

lired to design the new

I other

(on

Bellbrook

it's a busy day. If traf-

oad.

I don't

think the

opportunities for larger quarters within the village

itself.

"We wanted to stay in the town, even though it's

a school district library." library director Inara Turkopuls said. "Most libraries nowadays need parking, with a minimum acre to an acre and a

half.

Where else can you find

that In town? We

made a choice of what was available at the time of

making the choice."

"Where there was growth in the community, we

didn't have a lot of choice." Maloy said. "When

you

get

out

and

start

looking

for

lots

In

Waynesville. you have little to choose from."

Maloy said the library will most likely remain in its current location, owned by American Legion

Post 615. until a new facility can be built.

The library has been in its current location since

1954. when it occupied a small portion of the lower

floor, of the former school building. It eventually

expanded to fill the entire floor, which is approx

imately

3.000

volumes.

square

feet

and

houses

30.000

The library will undertake fundraising measures with which to build the new facility.

Special education programs praised

Clinton-Massie school

district's special educa

tion programs were commended recently by the

Ohio Division of Special Education following a

review by the state agency.

The commendations included:

• The district's evaluations are designed to en

sure

that children are

not

in

special education

classes because of inappropriate selection, ad

ministration

or

interpretation

of

evaluation

materials.

• Parents

whose

children

are

in

the

special

education programs have indicated they are pleas

ed with their progress. • Teachers provide parents with periodic pro

gress

reports

in

a

manner consistent with

the

reporting schedule of the school district.

Teachers

use

activities

which

indicate

that

pre-vocational skills, career awareness and other activities are provided in an effective manner.

• The speech/pathology staff has assisted in the

development of curriculum guides and local

policies related to speech and language heuidicaps.

• School psychological reports contain excellent

background information summarizing students'

histories.

The areas involved in the review included ad

ministration. learning disability and developmen-

tally handicapped education, speech and language therapy, and psychological services.

Specific

observations

included

children's

records, individual education programs, interviews

with teachers and parents, and a

review of the

special education units' facilities.

The state review was conducted for the school's

entire

special

education

program,

kindergarten through 12.

grades

Parking limited

on Dayton Road

Parking

on

Dayton

Road

in

Waynesville schools soon

will be

hour.

front

of

the

limited

to one

Village council gave preliminary approval Mon day to time restrictions on parking on the west side

of Dayton Road during regular school hours in order to prevent high school students from park

ing in front of the schools throughout the day.

"When you have students parking in front of the schools, it's hard for parents to park and pick their kids up." village police chief Cliff Maxwell said.

"Some

kids

will

run

in

between

the

cars,

and

sometimes parents will stop on the street to pick

their kids up."

Parking and stopping are already prohibited on

the east side of the street.

The ordinance requires three readings, and will take effect 30 days after the final reading.

built on the site.

where members of the library's staff and board

described the need for a new. larger library, as well

building at Fourth and Miami streets, is too small

as plans for the new building.

Council's approval followed a public hearing,

The library's current location, a former school

few years were met with apprehension by those

The Mary L. Cook public library's plans to move to new quarters on BellbrookRoad within a

neighborhood.

wondering how the library would affect the

of the property centered around traffic and any

street improvements that would be necessary,

and the costs of those improvements.

ters on either side; nor are there sidewalks on

Preston Avenue, has no sidewalks, curbs or gut

would

Franklin Road,

the

no sidewalks." Brannock said. "I would envision

ty owners

council member Mary feunker said. "Children

make it as safe as possible."

(south) to Franklin Road."

will be walking to that library, and we have to

would be required to install sidewalks along its

property: however, if the village required adja

cent owners to "install sidewalks, the property

than in front of the library are the village's con

owners would have to pay for them.

cern. not the library's.

library for years."

Objections by council members and neighbors

Bellbrook Road, from Franklin Road north to

The

"I can't

Library officials said sidewalks anywhereother

"The only problem 1seeis with the sidew^ks."

"We've done without sidewalks in front of the

village requiring

use imaginethe

library,

traffic, street improvements

Neighbors concerned over

to get to the village

to

By Jean Kowalski

stall the

which many village

following village

sidewalks

library

library.

(Bellbrook

wouldstand stillfor

president Janette

the Road)proper

ordinances,

whole way

residents

built to handle a library's needs.

planning, and because the school building was not

clude a community room for

grams. as well as for any local organizations who

plans to build within two

curreni ounamg

cause problems.

have

Maloy said.

for any reason?"

traffic along Bellbrook Road from the library may

the library needs more space," council member

Bill Brannock said. "Biit why does that space

Road hsindle the traffic, not just for a library, but

volume

percent — walk to the library.

library

neighbors said.

library." Turkopuls said, "because most people

children.

don't just go to the library, they go to the grocery

store and then to the library. It's basically a drop

off place, even in a small place like Waynesville."

predominantly young families with school-age

to relocate in an area where the residents were

of the community." she said, "and we wanted to stay in the town." Traffic should be no problem for the library, Stan Kleski. the architect hired to design the new

fic will increase on

library, said.

library will cause it."

Road)." Kleski said, "then it's a busy day. If traf

The plans for the new library, which the board

There's no one in this room who doesn't think

The street itself is not equipped to handle the

Library

Also. Turkopuls said, the library board wanted

"It's not surprising how few people walk to the

"If two

"There is more population growth in this part

to be on Bellbrook Road? Can

of

users — between

director

cars pass each other (on Bellbrook

traffic

is wasteu

a

Inara

that road. 1 don't think the

library

Others said the increased

to

Turkopuls

oecausc

three years, will in

the library's pro

would

16

oi

and

Bellbrook

generate,

said

a

lacK

few

25

ui

and the state.

tion and artifacts from Waynesville. the region,

said. "We try to complement the schools' facilities, but we've no good place for the students to study."

Room, the library's storehouse of historic informa

Maloy said.

study room, will be provided in the new building,

room

board, said the

40.000 volumes.

for the —6.000

We

Waynesville."

library are "very residential in character and scale.

neighborhood, but als® to the architecture of

itself.

on Bellbrook Road because there were few other

opportunities forlargerquarters within the village

$450,000.

Turkopuls said. "Most libraries nowadays need

a school district library." library director Inara

Waynesville. you have little to- choose from."

peirking. with a minimum acre to an

half. Where else can you find

you

made a choice of what was available at the time of

"Where there was growth in the community, we didn't have a lot of choice." Maloy said. "When

its current location, owned by American Legion

Post 615. until a new facility can be built.

making the choice."

expanded to fill the entire floor, which is approx

imately

The library has been in its current location since 1954. when it occupied a small portion of the lower floor, of the former school building. It eventually

volumes.

with which to build the new facility.

Another feature to expand will be the Ohloana

Anoiner

The building will also include more work room

"We want to get students into the library." she

Stan Kleski. the architect hired by the library

The

The library board wanted to purchase the land

Maloy said the library will most likely remain in

"We wanted to stay in the town, even though it's

The library will undertake fundraising measures

tried

get

library's square

new

3,000 square

oi

out

to

library

tne

be

staff, as feet

and

preliminary plans for

iiuiary s

sensitive

start

will

well —for

feet and

uiissing

looking

cost

as Including

to

that in town? We

not

approximately

houses

approximately

cicmcuia.

for

acre and a

only

the new

enough

lots

30.000

the

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