NOTICE OF MEASURE AND RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE (Library Levy)
CITY OF UNION
NOTICE OF MEASURE AND RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE
NOTICE OF BALLOT TITLE FOR THE NOVEMBER 2022 ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on August 8, 2022, the City Administrator received from the City of Union Council the following ballot title for a measure to be referred to the legal voters of the City of Union on November 8, 2022 General Election:
CAPTION: CONTINUATION OF THE LIBRARY OPERATIONS LEVY FOR AN ADDITIONAL FIVE YEARS.
QUESTION: Shall City of Union support library services by levying $1.05 per $1,000 assessed value for five years, beginning July 2023?
SUMMARY: Measure renews and reduces a levy that expires in June 2023. Renewal supports the City Library of Union by funding central support and services. The expiring levy provides 100% of total City operating and personnel Library funding. Renewal of the levy will allow the Library to: Maintain open hours, avoiding cuts in service; Fund children’s reading events, including summer reading and literacy programs for preschoolers; Purchase books and materials that all library users have access to; Provide reading and learning support, including online access and homework help designed to improve school success for all students in the city. The reduced five-year levy continues library services at a fixed rate of $1.05 per $1,000 of assessed value, which is unchanged from the current rate. In 2023, typical homeowners with an assessed value (not market value) of $200,000 would pay $210. Estimated levy amount for each year: $125,197 in 2023-24; $128,953 in 2024-25; $132,821 in 2025-26, $136,807 in 2026-27; $140,910 in 2027-28.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that any elector of the City who believes the proposed measure contains more than one subject or who believes the ballot title is insufficient, not concise, or unfair may file a petition for judicial review with the Circuit Court for Union County no later than 5:00 PM on August 29, 2022 which is at least seven business days after this notice. Any elector who files a petition to review the ballot title must notify the City Administrator in writing that the petition has been filed no later than 5:00 PM on the next business day following the day the petition is filed.