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'We may not have a Hudson Library': Funding issue discussed at county

The Hudson Area Common Library is in uncharted territory.

The Hudson Region Joint Library has been on the agenda at many regional meetings over the past few months. There have been ongoing discussions about how to move forward with the library’s dire financial situation.

This week is no different.

However, library manager Shelley Tougas fears this week’s agenda items could result in a vote to withdraw from the common library.

“I have been told that three partners, North Hudson, the Towns of Hudson and St. Joseph, plan to vote on a resolution to withdraw from the common library, which would force the library to become a municipal library. This triggers a series of consequences that could devastate the library,” Tougas said.

The Village of North Hudson and the Town of Hudson intend to continue, if not end, the conversation.

North Hudson has neither confirmed nor denied the possibility of voting to withdraw from the common library, explaining that the information collected by the county of St. Croix from the Ministry of Revenue is reviewed by the council as it is developed. they become available, although they don’t have all the information yet.

Ultimately, they could vote to do so.

Tonight, Monday, August 1, the Town of Hudson Board of Directors will convene for a special meeting at 4 p.m., in part to discuss and take possible action on the Hudson Area Common Library.

The North Hudson Village Board of Directors will meet for its regular meeting, Tuesday, August 2 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 400 Seventh Street N.