HEREBy: Diane Benjamin
The Library Tax information was compiled by an Atlanta resident.
Logan County is a PTELL(Property Tax Extension Law Limit) county. That means that a maximum rate is set which limits the tax multiplier for the lifetime of the tax. The Taxing District is allowed to raise their Tax Levy a full 5% or the percentage increase in the CPI during the 12-month calendar year preceding the levy year, whichever is less. They can do this every year until they hit their maximum rate. If the Taxing District would like to raise the maximum rate, they have to do a ballot referendum. In 2013 The Library pursued a ballot referendum to permanently raise their maximum rate from .15% to .60% and the Taxpayers approved the ballot referendum. Below is an example of what happens when vote for a TAX Referendum OR you don’t vote and let a Tax Referendum pass.
DOES THE LIBRARY RAISE YOUR TAXES?
YOU BET THEY DO!
The Library is currently taxing you at .33429 and can continue to tax you up to .60000 without asking your permission! So, once again the Atlanta Public Library Board and Cathy Maciariello have mislead the public
See the following Statues for reference:
- 35 ILCS 200/18-205)- Property Tax levy
- 75 ILCS 16/35-5 Public Library District Act – Taxation
Now look at this:
These are payments made by the Palms Grill from the cash register – in other words – taxpayer dollars:
Who bought food with their Link/Food Stamps card and got paid cash for it at the Palms Grill?
(Click to enlarge any of the pics)
It gets better:
Who associated with the Palms Grill drinks Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer?
Here are just a few of the many payments made from the Palms Grill for PBR cases:
The Food stamp purchases look like a Federal crime.
If the beer purchases are for personal use, that violates the State Constitution:
Article VIII Section 1:
SECTION 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
(a) Public funds, property or credit shall be used only for public purposes.
It sure would be nice if Atlanta/Logan County has a prosecutor.
The citizens need to be protected from their government, nobody in Logan County is up to the task evidently.
See the original FOIA request HERE
See the complete response HERE