Survey reveals Bi-Lo as preferred site for James Island library

Published: Jun. 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2015 at 1:22 AM EDT
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Bi-Lo site (Photo source: WCSC)
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JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - The Town of James Island reported the results of a survey on their Facebook page regarding the location of a new library with a strong favor towards a Bi-Lo site.

The survey showed the results of 302 residents, with 90.3% from James Island, and 3.4% from Folly Beach:

75.9% (246 people) favored Bi-Lo

19.4% (63 people) favored Dills Bluff on land owned by the PSD

6.1% (20 people) favored Baxter Patrick, S. Grimball Road, owned by CCSD.

The survey was conducted by a group of people living on James Island. According to the Facebook post, 76.4% of people use the James Island library on Camp Road and Dills Bluff. However, 76.4% of those surveyed favor locating the library at the Bi-Lo site.

Other results show that 94.7% of people go to the library by car, and the library is used evenly among adults at 52%, and without children at 46%.

For the question asking which site do you think is the best choice, the comments section reportedly indicated high rankings among accessibility, re-use of an unused space, good access by residents and the schools, environmental concerns, and access to bus transportation.

A meeting of the County Council will be held on Tuesday at 5 p.m. that will be open to public comments on the issue. The meeting will be located at 4045 Bridgeview Drive in North Charleston.

Residents that want to voice their opinions can write or call council members, or attend the meeting to speak.

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