When: Upper Leacock Township supervisors meeting, Sept. 17.
What happened: Lancaster Public Library’s Leola branch, located in the township’s community building, is closing effective immediately, primarily because it is too small to comply with COVID-19 social distancing requirements. There is also a concern about future funding of the branch with the township’s proposed office move to another location when it will no longer own the community building. Upper Leacock contributes $44,000 cash and rent-in-kind to the annual operating cost of the Leola branch.
Quotable: “Future (library system) contributions will be discussed during the 2021 budget preparation process,” Township Manager Michael Morris said in a phone interview after the meeting.
Veritas Academy: The board modified its lease to Veritas Academy, which rents space in the community building. Veritas will take over the township’s break room, cafeteria and storage area. It will use the additional space to store