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Library may survey Carol Stream residents on land sale. (Daily Herald, 7/18/2013)
SYL vs. STL: A final vote to approve a contract with ManorCare was scheduled to take place May 8, but the old board majority, led by former President Mike Wade, never got the chance. After Wade's five-person Support Your Library slate was swept in the April election by current board President Jim Bailey's Support the Library slate, the new board members — many of whom have expressed reservations with a sale — were sworn in two weeks earlier than planned.
Property purchase and referenda timeline:
2003. The library purchases the Kuhn Road property for $750,000 with the idea of building a new facility there.
March 2004. Two referendum questions rejected by the voters.
- Purchase $19.25 million dollars in bonds for the construction of a new building
- Increase taxes to operate the new facility.
April 2005. Referendum rejected by voters: Approve the sale of $19.5 million worth of bonds to construct, furnish, and equip a new Library facility.
April 2007.. Referendum rejected by voters: Approve the sale of $25 million worth of bonds to build and equip a new library facility on Kuhn Road.
Other Carol Stream Public Library posts/articles:
As I see it: Up a lazy river in Carol Stream? (6/25/2013)
The first regular meeting of the Carol Stream Public Library board of trustees. (5/21/2013)
Voters take their library back from the Tea Party. (4/17/2013)
Library board race grows increasingly bitter. (Daily Herald, 4/3/2013)
Board punts on library building project. (11/20/2012)
Quick turnaround time. (8/2/2012)
Good luck with that! (8/1/2012)
Library Director has no doubts her firing was personal. (7/25/2012)
Do-over: Library board votes again to fire library director officially, legally. (7/26/2012)
Philosophical realignment of the Carol Stream Public Library Board of Trustees. (7/19/2012)