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?
Summary of the Helen Plum Library Building Expansion Proposal for consideration by the Lombard Park District Board at their September 19, 2017 Park Board Meeting Updated with additional detail 9.14.2017 The Helen Plum Library is continuing our effort to reach a mutually acceptable agreement with the Park District that addresses all concerns. Over the past … More Building Proposal 9.14.17
I have been asked by many residents during our new library building negotiations with the Park District why the Library Board does not consider another location for the library. The Library Board has prioritized staying at the current location for several reasons. The land that the Helen Plum Memorial Library and Lilacia Park reside on … More A Note from our Board President
As the newly elected Helen Plum Library Board President, I wanted to address two concerns that we have heard from the community. The first is the Ordinance 2017-2018-002 that our Board approved at the July 11, 2017 Board meeting. This Ordinance is a Resolution of Intent which is a procedural requirement in order for us … More A Message from the new Library Board President, Jason Brandt
During the on March 29, 2016 Lombard Park District’s Board of Park Commissioners Board meeting, Library representatives presented an initial new building concept plan prior to voting on going for a referendum. Following that meeting, the Library requested a discussion to begin drafting an Intergovernmental Agreement that would cover aspects such as property boundaries, protection … More Quick Summary on Library-Park negotiations
Following the successful passage of the referendum to increase funding to the Helen Plum Library for a new building and additional operating revenue, the Board and Administrative team, along with architect Joe Huberty from Engberg Anderson and construction manager Jack Hayes have been hard at work developing plans for the new building and interim location. … More Update on the Helen Plum Library New Building Project
On February 17, 2017, Governor Bruce Rauner signed SB 3319. Click here to view the bill status on ILGA.GOV This legislation provides a remedy for a simple human error by the DuPage Election Commission. The Election Commission published notice of the November 8, 2016 election 3 days too soon (published 33 days vs. 30 days … More Rauner Signs Legislation for Referendums
(first levy following voter approval on November 8, 2016 of a higher limiting rate) This memo explains the relationship between the limiting rate (tax rate) and the Library District’s levy amount of $6,750,000 for the Library District’s first levy following the referendum on November 8, 2016. On November 8, 2016, voters approved a limiting rate … More Library District Levy Explanation
Dear Fellow Lombardians, On behalf of myself, my fantastic staff and dedicated Board of Trustees, thank you Lombard for putting your trust in us by voting to invest in a new Helen Plum Library. The successful passage of the Library Proposition to approve a tax rate increase proves that the Lombard voters care deeply for … More Thank you, Lombard!
In response to concerns about the financial terms of the Helen Plum Memorial Library District Proposition to Increase the Limiting Rate, the Library reached out to bond attorney Kelly Kost and bond underwriter James Rachlin for clarification of the complicated wording of the referendum on the November 8 ballot. Why didn’t the Library Board include … More Questions about the Referendum Terms