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
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!
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On Nov. 9, if the Helen Plum Library referendum is unsuccessful, Director Barb Kruser, her administration team and the Board of Trustees will immediately begin looking at the Library’s operating budget to make some very difficult decisions on which services, collections, building hours, and staff can be cut or reduced to pay for all of … More What happens to the Library if the Nov. 8 referendum is unsuccessful?
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What about Mr. Z’s property? The property is currently on the market for $2.25 million. Any new building construction plan undertaken by the Helen Plum Library would require a referendum for funding. The current plan to present a referendum to the public in November of 2016 would mean that if approved, funding for the project, … More Commonly Asked Question #4
Why have other area libraries been able to do major renovations and upgrades without a referendum? As you can see in the chart below, Helen Plum Library has the lowest expenditure per capita of any of the local peer libraries with similar populations. Minimal annual levy increases through the years by Helen Plum have not … More Commonly Asked Question #3