PR Ursula Update - July 2017

Dear Bayport-Blue Point Library Residents,

The Board of Trustees would like to update our patrons with regard to the potential of the library moving to the St. Ursula Convent. We are a long way from determining if this makes sense for the library and subsequently asking for the community’s support to do so.

At this time Suffolk County Legislators Rob Calarco and Bill Lindsay III have introduced legislation in the Suffolk County Legislature to have an appraisal completed on the property. They have been working with Brookhaven Town Councilman Neil Foley on designating some of the property for recreational purposes and a portion as open space for the Town of Brookhaven. The Library Board, in an effort to be responsive to these actions and to answer many issues that would arise for the library, has voted to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to determine the feasibility and cost of renovating the convent.

As stated previously, there are many issues surrounding the practicality of relocating the library to the convent site. The Library Board is approaching the myriad issues cautiously in an effort to make judicious, well-informed decisions. We will continue to keep you informed as we move along in this process.

The Library Board of Trustees
Susan Kennedy-Smith, President
Mary Ellen Adams
Ronald F. Devine, Jr.
Stephanie Heineman
Kimberly McAward