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Update As of 10/26/2020

The Library Project cannot currently move forward as the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has denied the required variances.  The ZBA and Select Board have delayed the written decision for over 3 months (and counting).  Normally a variance decision must be rendered within 14 calendar days.  The ZBA and the Select Board have abused the special legislation extending the time period for boards to issue decisions––designed to give relief to boards facing COVID-19 related problems––to delay the project which could result in a loss of the grant if certain milestones are not met.

All legal information and details of the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program in the below materials have been verified by the Trustees’ attorney and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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Dover Amendment Building Information
Variances – Library and High School Scenario A: Feasibility Study

  • Return to Feasibility Study Size
  • Feasibility Study Diagram
  • Cost Consequence to Return to Feasibility Study Size
Building Program – Definition and Timeline Scenario B:  Town Meeting

  • Return to Town Meeting Size
  • Town Meeting Building Diagram (red line)
  • Cost Consequence to Return to Town Meeting Size
Location Identification Scenario C: Reduction Greater Than Feasibility Study Size
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC – Granting Authority) Requirements Reduction Cost Explanation 
Move the Building for Setbacks Overlay Diagrams of the Building Footprint – Feasibility Study, Town Meeting, Current – Basement, 1st Floor, 2nd Floor
Move Some Spaces to the Basement or Another Building Peer Review
Library Size at 1 School St