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North Clarksville Library Department will share property with new Animal Management facility

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – The lately funded North Clarksville library department will share property with a brand new Animal Management facility, in keeping with a press release by County Mayor Jim Durrett earlier this week.

The library department and design funds for an animal management facility had been authorized as a part of the FY23 capital tasks finances, although funding for the library was considerably lowered. Each tasks have been within the works for years, however have been delayed a number of instances; the library because of the COVID-19 pandemic and Animal Management resulting from land acquisition points.

Property was bought for the library department at 435 Jordan Street in 2018. Now, with a smaller library department being designed, it seems a brand new Animal Management facility will likely be positioned on that property as nicely.

A rendering of the proposed North Clarksville Library Department, which is being redesigned to accommodate a smaller scale, April, 2021 (HBM Interiors)

One web site, two tasks

The thought to place the 2 tasks on a single web site was hinted at by county commissioner Joe Smith on June 13 when the fee voted on the finances.

Durrett confirmed that that is the present technique in a Fb Dwell video on Thursday.

“With downsizing the library, we’re going to have the ability to put the brand new animal management facility on that piece of property,” Durrett stated within the video. “(The library) is just not precisely as large as they needed, however we’re going to finish up placing a library on the north aspect of Montgomery County. We all know we’ve loads of customers from that space, so we wish to present that service on the north aspect of Montgomery County.”

He added that, by transferring the constructing to Jordan Street, Animal Management will likely be nearer to the world the place most of their calls come from.

Turning into a ‘no-kill’ shelter

Clarksville Now spoke with Animal Management Director David Kaske, who stated the brand new facility will present a lot wanted assist to his division, which has struggled of their present constructing.

Transferring to Jordan Street can even permit Animal Management to realize their long-term purpose of turning into a no-kill shelter.

“That’s our most important purpose. The brand new facility will likely be conducive to attending to that purpose of turning into a no kill shelter as a result of it is going to have a surgical procedure suite, and hopefully we will have our personal veterinarian,” Kaske stated.

A preliminary design displayed for instance of what a brand new Animal Management facility may appear to be (Montgomery County contributed)

When requested about sharing an area with the library, Kaske stated he believes the 2 may very well be wonderful neighbors. The 2 may even work collectively on new packages to assist youngsters and animals.

“Individuals who go to the library are probably going to stroll throughout the parking zone to the shelter and vice versa,” Kaske stated. “And loads of shelters do studying packages with the native library, that’s one thing we had been making an attempt to begin a short time in the past. It’s a superb program. (The youngsters) are available in and sit by the kennels, learn to the canines and it helps their enrichment.

Shelter Planners of America, who’s designing the power, has beforehand labored on tasks that neighbored libraries. Kaske stated he hopes to have a preliminary design to indicate the general public in 5-6 months.

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