Meeting About Brainerd Building Fate Monday Night

A meeting Monday is the first of three town hall style meetings to discuss the historic building's fate.

Judging by the comments below, Libertyville residents have strong opinions about what should be done with the Brainerd building. And the village wants to hear them.

The first of three town hall style meetings to discuss the fate of Libertyville's Brainerd building will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Libertyville Civic Center, according to the Libertyville Review.

On March 18, residents will get to formally cast their votes in a referendum that could result in the issuance of $11.5 million in bonds—and a 21.84 percent increase in the village's tax rate—to renovate the Brainerd building.
Should the referendum be approved, the village board would have the option to issue the bonds, which would be paid over a 10-year period. A portion of the bond proceeds would pay the $250,000 initial lease payment owed to Community High School District 128, along with the first two lease payments of $50,000 apiece, according to village board meeting documents. 

The referendum would cost the owner of a home valued at $300,000 an additional $141.98 per year in property taxes. 

Brian L. March 04, 2014 at 05:12 PM
Yes Mr, Schart, that would clear up your original comment about that one person not yet, and possibly never, paying property taxes here. Whole lot easier saying the person in question lives with his/her parents.
J.B.L. March 04, 2014 at 07:00 PM
That would be a better defense if you didn't use the exact name of the Save Brainerd group ( only .com instead of .org). I'd call that intentionally misleading. And I am saddened by your virulence.
joe bean March 04, 2014 at 07:09 PM
and J B L...you are? other than saddened, I mean. :-))
VMP March 04, 2014 at 07:15 PM
My, my, my. So many posts during the working hour. Are you all retired or out of work? Either way, you don't need a tax increase for what ever reason.
Ellen Pomes March 04, 2014 at 07:28 PM
When information=virulence then I guess disagreement=treason. Most people in this village don't even know this is on the ballot, much less what percentage of the Libertyville budget this represents . But I guess that is transparency in somebody's book. Not mine. People need to know what they are voting for AND that they need to vote


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