Property taxes proposed to pay for potential $10.5 million project
The Herald News
Joliet Public Library representatives brought virtual reality goggles to give City Council members a look into the future of what the downtown library would be with $10.5 million in renovations.
However, council members appeared more interested Monday in the cost of the project, asking questions about who would pay and whether the proposal should go to voters in a referendum.
Library officials at the council meeting offered more financial details on the project, suggesting the city could finance it with a bond referendum that would cost most homeowners between $6 a year and $9 a year.
The library has $4 million set aside for the project and is asking the city to provide $6.5 million so construction can start in 2020…