May 16 2006 12:00 AM

{mosimage}The old Delta Township District Library, located at the old Bretton Woods School, serves more than 30,000 people in Delta Township, Watertown Township and the Waverly Community Schools area, but library officials say the building no longer fulfills the district's needs. “This building has been inadequate for many years,” library director Cherry Hamrick said. “This was my grade school in the 1950s, and it was not a new building then.”

The Capital Area District Library, meanwhile, will also ask voters for help this August. CADL, which includes most of Ingham County except for East Lansing, which has its own library system, is asking for a millage renewal and slight increase, from the current 1.46 mills to 1.56 mills. That translates to a $7.50 annual tax hike.

Gardens cleared

The final hurdle has been cleared in the Lansing Housing Commission's quest to build a new senior citizens' complex on the city's south side. The Lansing City Council unanimously approved transferring city-owned land on South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the Housing Commission for its Oliver Gardens project.

The Housing Commission broke ground last month on the 30-unit complex, which is set to open in January.

—Thomas P. Morgan

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