WHEREAS, the Board of Library Trustees of the Village of Brookfield has requested the corporate authorities of the Village of Brookfield to levy an additional tax of .02% for certain library purposes, pursuant to Illinois Compiled Statutes, Ch. 75, 5/3-1 (2004); and
WHEREAS, this .02% additional tax shall be in addition to the annual levy of .35% allowed for the establishment and maintenance of the library;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE VILLAGE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF BROOKFIELD, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, as follows:
Section 1: The corporate authorities of the Village of Brookfield herewith determine to levy an additional .02% tax for library purposes for the tax year commencing January 1, 2019.
Section 2: Such .02% additional tax shall be levied on the value of all taxable property in the Village of Brookfield, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, and shall be used for the purpose of sites and buildings, for the construction and equipment of buildings, for the rental of buildings required for library purposes, and for maintenance, repairs and alterations of library buildings and equipment.
Section 3: The levy of said additional .02% tax shall be effected by the adoption of an appropriate levy ordinance by the corporate authorities pursuant to statutory requirements, which ordinance shall be filed in the office of the Cook County Clerk.
Section 4: The Village Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish a copy of this Resolution at least once in the Riverside/Brookfield Landmark, a newspaper with a general circulation in the Village of Brookfield, within fifteen (15) days after its adoption, and also the "Public Notice" attached hereto as "Annex A" hereof, shall be included with such publication or posting.
Section 5: If no petition is filed with the corporate authorities of the Village of Brookfield within thirty (30) days after publication of this resolution, requesting that the question of the adoption of this resolution be submitted to the electors of the Village of Brookfield, or if all petitions so filed are determined to be invalid and insufficient, the Village shall then be authorized to levy the tax. However, if a petition is filed with the corporate authorities within said thirty (30) day period, which petition is signed by electors of the Village of Brookfield equal in number to 10% of the total number of registered voters in the Village of Brookfield and which asks that the question of levying such a .02% tax be submitted to the electors of the Village, then the question shall be submitted at the next applicable election, or at any special election called in accordance with law. The Village Clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
Section 6: This Resolution shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its adoption.
ADOPTED this 26th day of August 2019 pursuant to a roll call vote as follows:
AYES: Trustees Gilhooley, Garvey, Conroy.Cote, Kaluzny, and LeClere
APPROVED by me this 26th day of August 2019.
Kit P. Ketchmark, President of the Village of Brookfield, Cook County, Illinois
ATTESTED and filed in my office,
Brigid Weber, Clerk of the Villageof Brookfield, Cook County, Illinois
1. The specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the question of adoption of the Resolution be submitted to the electors of the Village is 1,327 voters.
2. The time in which the petition must be filed is from the date of publication of this Resolution until 30 days hereof, being the 27th day of September 2019.
3. The date of the prospective referendum, if one should be called pursuant to such petition, is the Consolidated General Election, held Tuesday the 17th day of March 2020.
4. The Village Clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
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