Helen Plum Traffic and Parking Study

Gewalt Hamilton, an independent traffic consultant, was hired by the Library to conduct a traffic study, review parking requirements, and provide recommendations for vehicle stacking at the proposed drive-up service window. The traffic engineering conducted several surveys of traffic including each intersection around the Library site from Main Street to Elizabeth Street and from Park Avenue … More Helen Plum Traffic and Parking Study

Building Update 2.1.18

During the January 9, 2018 Helen Plum Library Board meeting, Trustees agreed to move forward with a new building plan that complies with the Park District’s existing air rights. The concept, previously presented in September 2017, includes an East and West Pavilion joined by an enclosed above ground walkway connector. During the past two months, … More Building Update 2.1.18

Rates in the Public Library District Act of 1991 are not subject to the provisions of the General Revenue Law

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

A Message from the new Library Board President, Jason Brandt

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