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.

Related post:
Indiana's Johnson County Public Library referendum information.  (5/6/2012)

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