Weber County Library Board of Trustees sent a letter to Washington Terrace officials asking for more information about a request to remove donor trees and 140 feet of sidewalk from the front of the Pleasant Valley Branch Library.
The request is part of a plan to widen Adams Avenue.
Weber County Library Director Linda Wangsgard said in the letter that the board had three items it wanted the city to clarify before the board responded to the request.
The board wanted to know if the area would be used to support a bus stop or a staging area, the minimum allowable size of such a bus stop, and the plans for crosswalks in the area.
"The main reason for them not wanting a staging area in front of the library is that it will create a situation where we'll have snow and salt built up," Wangsgard said, explaining that the library does not have the staff to accommodate snow removal.
In June, Washington Terrace officials approached the library about the expansion of Adams Avenue to accommodate the growth in the area. The city hopes to begin the project by 2015.
Designs for the expansion include two bus lanes to ease accessibility through the area.
To do this, designers want to include a bus turnout at Ogden Regional Medical Center and another at the library. The turnouts would make it easier to pick up and drop off passengers.
Library officials, however, hope to minimize the impact to the Pleasant Valley branch, 5568 S. Adams Ave. in Washington Terrace.
The expansion presents another concern in the possible loss of some of the 150 trees purchased and dedicated by residents, which cover the library's grounds.
The trees are a special variant of American Elm trees, developed to be resistant to Dutch elm disease.
"We're trying to save the row of trees if we can," Wangsgard said.
The board will discuss the request again at its next meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 21 in the Weber County Main Library Board Room, 2464 Jefferson Ave., Ogden.