Dr. James A. and Lorna Will have shown their dedication to the City of Columbus and the Columbus Public Library with a generous gift of $10,000 to go toward the much anticipated library parking lot project.
In May the library’s request for funding the parking lot project was denied by the City Council on the basis that the project should have been included in the 2013 City budget and could not be added halfway through the fiscal year. With plans to follow City protocol and add the project to their 2014 budget request, the library’s Board of Trustees let the matter rest after that May Council meeting.
Library Board member Lorna Will was not content to lose the opportunity to create a safer parking situation for the library in 2013, however. Identifying a $10,000 gap in the funding required to do the project this year, Lorna and her husband James took it upon themselves to fill that gap. Their gift was presented to the library on Friday, July 19.