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Baldwin-Whitehall waives library rent, reappoints leadership

| Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, 11:21 a.m.

The Baldwin-Whitehall School District honored a request from the Baldwin Borough Public Library to waive the remaining three months of rent due on its lease of the former Wallace School building.

School board directors voted unanimously Dec. 5 to waive rent ahead of the library’s relocation to the Leland Community Center on Wolfe Drive.

The library has been renting the Wallace building on Macek Drive — which the district owns — for more than 20 years. Library leadership, Superintendent Randal Lutz said, requested the waiver to ease their transition, which is slated for March.

Board members accepted the request at the superintendent’s recommendation.

“As a good neighbor and to get a head start on their new facility, I would recommend it,” Lutz said.

The motion waives rent for December, January and February, the final three months of the library’s lease. The library pays a little more than $900 a month for use of the facility, a figure Lutz noted has never increased over the library’s two-plus decades of operation at the Wallace building.

Board members also voted 9-0 to terminate the library’s lease effective March 1, 2019. The $2.1 million renovation of the Leland Center gives the library 6,1000 square-feet of space along with separate spaces for child, teen and adult patrons.

School board directors also voted unanimously to reappoint David Soleday, Anthony DiCesaro and Karen Brown to their respective roles as board president, vice president and second vice president. Weiss Burkardt Kramer also was reappointed as the district’s solicitor by a unanimous vote.

Matthew Guerry is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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