Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Johnson County Public Library Referendum Overwhelmingly Defeated
Johnson County voters reject plan for $29.9M library in downtown Franklin. (Indianapolis Star, 5/9/2012)
Excerpt: A group of taxpayers opposed the 70,000-square-foot project, saying it was too big and too expensive.
The library would have had to borrow $25 million and repay $38.7 million over 20 years. The project would have added about $25 to property taxes on a median-price home.
Citizens Opposed to the Library Project spokesman Kyle Kasting says officials were out of touch with the public.
Johnson County Public Library Director Beverly Martin says in a statement that officials are disappointed and will seek public input for the library’s long-range plan.
Indiana's Johnson County Public Library referendum information. (5/6/2012)