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Municipal Council voted unanimously to centralize all municipal library services and to close the Bellevue Library during a special Council meeting on Tuesday, June 28th.
The vote came a week after Council defeated a motion to endorse the recommendation of the Crowsnest Pass Library Board, which included amalgamating all resources and inventory from the Bellevue and Blairmore branches into one centralized Crowsnest Community Library in Blairmore and to close the Bellevue branch.
At the beginning of the short meeting, Mayor Bruce Decoux noted that under Robert’s Rules of Parliamentary Procedure, Council has the opportunity to vote on a matter a second time, so long as a motion to reconsider Council’s original vote is made by a Councillor who voted on the prevailing side the last time.
Councillor Siegbert Gail made the motion, which was passed unanimously.
 

Councillors then reiterated some of their original concerns with closing the branch, including accessability for handicapped patrons.
Councillor Brian Gallant said this is an issue which has been brought to his attention many times.
Councillor Emile Saindon noted that the facility currently has one wheelchair access ramp, although there currently no such access to the basement.
Interim Chief Administrative Officer Kevin Robins said Council and the community as a whole are at full liberty to install additional accessability to the building if so needed.
Councillor Jerry Lonsbury made a motion that Council approve the recommendation from the Library Board, that all library operations and services be centralized in a single Crowsnest Community Library, and that the Bellevue Library be closed.
The motion was passed unanimously.
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