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☷ Durango Colorado - City Council appoints new library director 21 June 2022
Durango , state Colorado ( By Press Release office)
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Durango City Council appointed the new director of the Durango Public Library , Chad Lucas “Luke” Alvey - Henderson at Monday’s city council meeting .
Luke comes to Durango from the Moore Memorial Public Library in Texas City , Texas , where he’s served as a library director for past four years . In total Luke comes to the city of Durango with 12 years of library experience .
“We look forward to welcoming Luke to Durango , and to meeting him . ” said Mayor Barbara Noseworthy .
In other action:
Council took another key step in addressing the city’s housing shortage by providing preliminary approval of the River Trail Apartments . The new housing development would bring 71 new housing units to Durango . The River Trail Apartments will be located south of the Mercury Building along Mercury Village Drive .
“I’m thrilled at the idea of a new community being built there , and having housing units coming in , ” Noseworthy said .
Additionally , council made the decision to approve a preliminary plan for eight new townhomes on the Animas Cliffs property at 1700 County Road 203 . The townhomes are the third phase of development for the Animas Cliffs , with the first two phases having successfully converted a hotel into condominiums .
Council approved two donations to the Durango Police Department that total $15 , 000 . After reading an article written in
The Durango Herald
about Durango police using drones to locate suspects who were later charged with robbery , assault , and domestic violence , a private citizen donated $10 , 000 to the department for additional drone - associated training . Police also received $5 , 000 from Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse to support the departments co - responder team with Axis Health System .
“I wanted to thank the chief again for the community services that your team provides , and I love the fact that the community recognizes and appreciates it too , ” said councilor Kim Baxter .
To view the full meeting from Monday night visit:
https://www . youtube . com/watch?v=DBvgSjZ9TGw
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