As of April 1, no library parking at church lot


As of April 1, no library parking at church lot
The Congregational Church in Westborough will no longer allow library patrons to use its parking lot as of April 1. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH — The following announcement was released by the Congregational Church of Westborough:

“Starting April 1, the parking lot of the Congregational Church of Westborough will no longer be available to patrons of the Westborough Public Library. This is a result of a decision by the town’s Select Board, at the initiative of the Library Trustees, to terminate a long-standing agreement between the town and the church.

“For several years the church has extended the courtesy of using its parking lot for library parking. In exchange, the town has plowed the lot during the winter, and assumed liability for any injuries to library patrons using the lot.

“The town is ending this agreement effective April 1, 2023. After consideration, the church determined that it cannot support liability coverage for library patrons after that time. Consequently use of the parking lot will be only for church-related activities.

“Church leadership is willing to resume an agreement, should the Select Board wish to revisit the issue. Library patrons using the lot will be advised of this change.”

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