County commissioners on Tuesday approved a lease with the Friends of the Franklin County Public Library so the county can continue to use the building and property where the Eastpoint branch of the library is located.
The lease took effect on Tuesday and will automatically renew every year until one of the parties wants to change it.
The previous lease ended earlier this year, and county attorney Michael Shuler said this will clean that problem up.
The county had rejected a lease proposal earlier this summer because of a clause that would have required the county to maintain the road and parking lot for the library.
Under the new lease the friends group will continue to maintain both.
The new lease also lowers the rent from 2700 dollars a month to 2000 dollars a month.