Crystal Lake Library Director Kathryn Martens attended the CL Kiwanis Club luncheon Wednesday.
Kiwanis has donated money to provide introduction bags to the moms of newborn babies.
Besides that she showed us the various ways that an early novel were in the collection.
When it came question time, I asked if the $30.1 million library bond referendum were passed, would the City Council issue the bonds.
I received an affirmative answer.
So, it appears that Council members will use the city Home Rule power to issue the bonds without official voter approval.
From a political standpoint, I don’t understand why the Council members didn’t just run a bond referendum, the passage of which would have taken them completely off the hook.
Instead they authorized an advisory referendum that has no legal binding effect.