General Laws

Section 19J. In allocating said funds, the board shall give priority to library construction projects within communities (a) in which the most recent fiscal year's tax levy as a per cent of its levy limit exceeds the statewide average, as determined by the commissioner of revenue; (b) that demonstrate strong local annual operating support for public libraries; (c) that have a high degree of demand for public library services; (d) which undertake significant cooperation with other municipalities to improve public library services; (e) which are in strict compliance with the standards established under this chapter; (f) where library projects are needed, in the judgment of the board, to renovate a building which is structurally unsound, lacking handicapped access or otherwise in a condition seriously jeopardizing the safety of the public and where no viable alternatives exist; and (g) where library projects are needed for the replacement, renovation or modernization of the heating system, roof or other project relating to energy efficiency.