Irondequoit N.Y- Irondequoit residents may have to vote again on building a new library because the town did some steps of the environmental approval process out of order.
At Tuesday night's town board meeting, Irondequoit officials said they were wrong in believing the town didn't need to do a full environmental review of the project. One has since been done by an outside engineer, who found the project will have no negative impacts.
But the town board had already voted to move ahead with the plan, and town residents voted overwhelmingly to borrow $13 million to build the new central library. Because those votes were taken before the paperwork was done, they have to be done over again.
The board can either schedule another referendum, or opt for a "permissive referendum." That means there would be another vote only if enough people signed petitions demanding one. Supervisor Mary Joyce D’Aurizio said the board will decide which course to take at its next meeting.