Countryside Branch Library letter sent to Clearwater Council Members
I am appalled by your decision to close Countryside Branch Library Friday and Saturday plus placing restricted hours during the rest of the week.
Your continual avoidance of recognizing Countryside as the second most attended library in Pinellas country is a glaring example of muddled priorities and poor recognition of values. Clearwater can mis-spend millions on the main library, $ 30 million on a beach walk, nothing for parking at the beach, fail to close the Clearwater Beach Library, and pour millions into additional boat docks. These are just a few examples of mis-placed priorities.
Gentlemen, the city of Clearwater is seriously lacking in priority skills and real fiscal and physical planning. Your city manager, Bill Horne , is very arrogant and has no listening skills what-so-ever, and is down right insulting to the general public.
You need to overhaul your basic thinking or the voters will do it for you.
Please re-think the damage you are doing at the Clearwater Branch Library.
- Richard Selleg
Subject - Countryside Branch Library
I don't know how many of you know Mr Selleg. He is a very active Countryside Library volunteer and has expressed strong ownership of this branch. I have not accepted his very rude behavior in the past and for that I am arrogant. If you talk to him, expect him to vent strongly. I will ignore his email unless you think I should respond. Barbara Pickell has good plan to provide library services and keep all of our branches open. I think this is the kind of public reaction you expected from some of our residents.
- Bill Horne
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