Saturday a post card from the Crystal Lake Library arrived.
As I look at it, I see it doesn’t say, “Vote Yes.”
That means it was not financed with private campaign funds from he Crystal Lake Library YES Committee, as were the signs shown in a story published Saturday.
The return address says it comes from the Crystal Lake Library.
It was paid for with tax dollars out of the Library’s budget and provides information about the referendum, including that it will cost an extra $132 a year for the owner of an average $200,000 home in Crystal Lake.
The mailing points out that is “36 cents a day.”
The way to find out how much your home will pay is provided by the Library here.
I stuck in the estimated value of our home, found on Zillow.com, and discovered, if I lived in Crystal Lake, my tax bill would increase $243.07.
I guess I got the mailing because the Library sends its information to everyone on my carrier route, a lot of which is within the Crystal Lake City limits.
We live in Lakewood so I’m indifferent to whether Crystal Lakers decide they want their taxes to increase or not.