It has come to the attention of the Library that a petition may be circulating requesting that a referendum be placed on the November 6, 2018, election to reduce the Library’s limiting rate. The Library has received advice of legal counsel that there is no legal authority for such a petition drive. Any questions should … More Question on the Library’s Limiting Rate
Question: Can voters within the Helen M. Plum Memorial Public Library District (the “District”) initiate a future referendum to lower the District’s general library tax rate of .60% pursuant to Section 18-120 of the Property Tax Code, as amended (the “Code”), to “undo” the Limiting Rate Referendum that was passed in November of 2016 (the … More Rates in the Public Library District Act of 1991 are not subject to the provisions of the General Revenue Law
Why isn’t the Helen Plum Library considering other locations for the new building? Preserving our significant, unique historical link to both Lilacia Park and the Plum family is important to us as well as the history of Lombard. The Library currently has more than 255,000 visitors each year. Moving the library to another location would … More What about other locations?
The additional revenue received from the .216 tax increase voters approved in November, 2017 is currently being held in an interest earning Capital Projects fund. The interest on that fund will be added to help reduce the eventual borrowing costs. Once the building plans are approved, the funds will be spent on bond payments for … More Where is the Money Going?