brendanod has a question for some of you denizens of Trenton and Mercer … – promoted by Rosi
Read this in today’s Times of Trenton. I have lived in Mercer and Northern Burlington my entire life. My knowlege of Trenton politics is limited to newspapers, and conversations with others who work or worked for the City of Trenton.
One question keeps going through my mind. Why can’t the Trenton Library be absorbed and become part of The Mercer County Library System???? Mercer County has a very good library system that operates branches in most of the other municipalities within the county. This seems ripe for consolidation. I would think the county has the knowledge,experience, and infrastructure to achieve this.
Obviously, Trenton taxpayers would have to become part of the system and pay into the library tax. Some sort of deal would have to be worked out for the buildings, books, and everything else that goes into a library. It doesn’t seem that difficult to me.
I have never heard of this even being discussed. Who wouldn’t want this? The County? The City? Both? I would think no matter what the end result would be better for the citizens of the city. What am I missing? The current system appears to be on life support.
I know a few Blue Jersey readers seem to have good knowledge of the inner political machine of Trenton City politics. I was hoping to get their thoughts on this issue. If we can’t achieve consolidation on this issue, I suspect nothing ever will.