Boundary County library board declares emergency; shutting doors for two weeks

Without specifying the nature of the emergency except that they involve serious safety issues, the Boundary County Library Board, now meeting with counsel in executive session, this morning voted unanimously to declare an emergency and to close the library temporarily at the close of business today.

With a quorum of three members in attendances, member Aaron Bohachek moved to close the facility for a period of two weeks beginning Friday, April 16, , saying the emergency could be extended if necessary. Employees will be paid for the two weeks as scheduled.

The Kootenai Valley Times is working to gain details and will publish additional information as it becomes available.

In other action, the board expanded its budget committee to develop recommendations after a “series of unexpected fees and charges” resulted in fiscal shortfall that will impact library operations.