Special meeting set for Sugar Grove L...

Special meeting set for Sugar Grove Library director search

There are 12 comments on the Kane Co. Chronicle story from Dec 1, 2011, titled Special meeting set for Sugar Grove Library director search. In it, Kane Co. Chronicle reports that:

SUGAR GROVE – The Sugar Grove Library Board has scheduled a special Committee of the Whole meeting at 6 p.m. today at the library, 125 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove.

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Lgl

Ankeny, IA

#1 Dec 1, 2011
I would like a wonderful director. Oh wait they had that and fired her!
helen

Sugar Grove, IL

#2 Dec 1, 2011
Everyone is expendable. A replacement can be found for everyone.
It's a library director not CIA director.
People get fired all the time.
Lgl

Carbondale, IL

#3 Dec 4, 2011
Well, I hope you have a job so you can pay the $75,000 in tax dollars that the library is losing from it operating budget to pay for this mess. But hey everyone is expendable and the taxpayers have the cash to pay out so happy higher tax bill to you!
helen

Sugar Grove, IL

#4 Dec 4, 2011
I did not vote for that white elephant library to begin with, and the fact that it was built even knowing that it did not have the money to properly staff and run it is typical of our fine government.

It is a shame, but guess what? If you can't afford it, shut it down.
Lgl

Carbondale, IL

#5 Dec 6, 2011
Oh well that explains it, you don't use it so what good is it? So if we don't use the fire department most days, or the police department or if you don't have kid's in school we should close those institutions too? good attitude. Ask the residents who voted to build it why they voted to build the building but never voted to fund the building. I'm with you close ot down so the taxpayers don't get to use but they still get to continue to pay for it. You are the white elephant! Bet you don't want anyone touching your health care, social security, or retirement right?
helen

Sugar Grove, IL

#6 Dec 6, 2011
Did I say I don't use the library? Why wasn't a good idea to stay with the old building that was apparently affordable?

Granted it is not was not the Taj Mahal but it was open more hours and must have been far more reasonable to average taxpayer.

This community like the rest of society does have to make choices when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars.

You really have a problem with anyone down on your precious library. You aren't related to the former director are you?

I do not see what my social security and my retirement have to do with the Sugar Grove library fiasco.
Lgl

Carbondale, IL

#7 Dec 8, 2011
Of course you don't see what your social security or retirement have to do with it . Ok for people to pay for you but forget about paying for an instiitution you say you use but is not precious to you. If I am related to the director than I am convinced you are chums with four board members, am I right? and you really have a problem with what the voter's voted for. A bigger library.
helen

Sugar Grove, IL

#8 Dec 8, 2011
Lgl wrote:
Of course you don't see what your social security or retirement have to do with it . Ok for people to pay for you but forget about paying for an instiitution you say you use but is not precious to you. If I am related to the director than I am convinced you are chums with four board members, am I right? and you really have a problem with what the voter's voted for. A bigger library.
I do pay into social security and have for decades so I don't know how you think I'm not entiteled to what I paid for. When I apply for social security in the future, I hope it is still solvent. I do fund my own 401K so that is not paid for by the taxpayers.

I have no idea who the library board members are. I do vote in every election, but the library board members are not high on my list of critical public servants. I do have a problem, not with the voters approving the building of a library that is way beyond what this community needs, but with the way it was proposed to these voters.

Why not state up front that if you approve building this majestic library, that you also must approve the money to staff it properly.
Or it does not get built.

Seems kind of common sense to me. Don't build a new library unless you have the funds to staff and run it properly.

That building is overkill for this community. If it wasn't we would not be having this discussion and a referendum would not be on every ballot to staff and maintain it.

There apparently are lots of voters in this district that agree with my assessment of this sad situation or we would not be voting on a library referendum almost every election.

Just a common sense thought. Don't be so angry. It is just a library that requires more funding than this economy provides.

The value of our homes keeps decreasing and our tax assessment keep increasing. This can't continue. Something has to give.

To bad they did not keep the old library operating. Apparently it was affordable.
Lgl

Carbondale, IL

#9 Dec 31, 2011
WOW! Once again you show why libraries are important. Maybe if you went to board meetings of any kind you would understand how many silly things you said above. DAH! do you even know what you are voting for???????? Why not state that when you are building a building you must approve operational funds? Do you understand bricks and motor and operations are dictated by law to be separate on the ballot? Not only for the library but other things like schools too? Do you remember the questions on the ballet? do you know the questions on the ballot must be in a dictated legal format?

Don't built the building unless you have the funds to run the building? Again dah! You would have thought the over 2000 people who voted to build it would have went down to the next question on the ballot and voted to fund it. Unfortunately they didn't but then there were the funds to build it so what should the library do say oh no just wait til the funds for the building expire.

Do you remember what the economy was like when they voted yes for the building?

Do you remember the projection for growth? Do you understand this large building you are talking about covers an area way larger than just Sugar Grove?????? Do you know that the meetings rooms are pretty much booked and the computers and classes are pretty much in use all the time. But forget that the library helps people with access to reading materials in hard financial times when they and their children might not be able to afford books. Forget that the computers help people who are out of work find jobs and helps them mprove the skills they need to find new jobs and forget meeting rooms that help community groups meet to plan the next best thing they are doing to help their community. Close the place down because it was designed the way you wanted. By the way, how many of the public meetings regarding the library design did you go to??? Hey, don't get mad!!!!!!
Just asking?

Did you ever go into the old library. No one would say there was enough room in that library except people like you who want to use it services, complain about it and then not pay for it, not understand everything involved in it but still want to make dumb statements like you know what you are talking about.

I am sick of folks like you who just think about themselves. Thank goodness for people who think about the future and feel a responsibility to constantly improve the community they live in.

It is so obvious you don't know anything about any referendums or you would not have made the silly comments you keep making
helen

Sugar Grove, IL

#10 Jan 1, 2012
Lgl wrote:
You would have thought the over 2000 people who voted to build it would have went down to the next question on the ballot and voted to fund it. Unfortunately they didn't.
I am sick of folks like you who just think about themselves. Thank goodness for people who think about the future and feel a responsibility to constantly improve the community they live in.
My aren't you a bundle of cheer in the New Year?

Again, I will reiterate from my previous comment.

There are apparently lots of voters in this district that agree with my assessment of this sad situation or we would not be voting on a library referendum almost every election.

Don't worry it will pass eventually when it is stuck into some primary election or another when most voters won't bother to vote, just the way the building referendum did. It took many votes for that to finally pass, I suspect this will too.

Now have a nice New Year, and don't assume you know what is best for the community and no one else does.

There are after all thousands of people voting against this referendum. I guess they all just think about themselves and are irresponsible.

No need to reply, this is beating a dead horse.

Happy New Year.
Lgl

Carbondale, IL

#11 Feb 1, 2012
As long as you keep getting the facts wrong I will beat the horse and you don't speak for everyone either. There were not thousands who voted against the referendum to fund the library and the vote for building the library was in a presidential election.

But you keep on going on there with all the wrong information and voting on something you don't know about. Go to a board meeting and maybe get informed instead of constantly embarrassing yourself with your lack of knowledge on the facts.

Oh and building the building was voted yes to the first time it was on the ballot dah!

Like I say, use the library to educate yourself smarty pants.
helen

Des Moines, IA

#12 Feb 1, 2012
You may want to recheck your facts.

I will state again..........
Thousands of voters have voted against this increase over several elections. Here are some numbers for your edification.
Nov. 2006- 2454 NO votes.
April 2007- 1297 NO votes.
April 2009- 1280 NO votes.
Nov. 2010- 1925 NO votes.

As you say...
Educate yourself.
I won't name call like you. You take this way to personal to not be personally involved with someone in this fiasco.

Like I said this thing will eventually pass, don't take it so personal.

It is simply a matter of rising taxes in a down economy. What is so hard to comprehend as to why thousands of voters do not want their taxes increased?

I was unable to find the vote totals for the Nov. 2004 $8 million referendum passed, but I think it was a very close vote.

Not everyone thought it was a do or die situation apparently.

Have a nice day.

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