The final two Town Hall meetings on the proposed new $13 million library and the referendum to fund it will be held today at the South Whitehall Administration Building at 1 and 7 p.m.
Library board President Karl Siebert and library board Vice President Barry Cohen will give a presentation on the new library, which the board has been hoping for years to build on Grange Road in Upper Macungie.
The Nov. 5 referendum will ask voters to approve a higher tax in support of the library. The tax has not been raised for 15 years.
The referendum asks for a .2978 mill tax. If approved, residents would pay $29.78 per $100,000 of assessed property value to fund the library.
Currently residents pay .1 mill to fund the library, which serves Upper Macungie, South Whitehall and North Whitehall townships and a section of Allentown that is part of the Parkland School District.
Here's what else is going on in South Whitehall today:
- Teen Halloween Movie Night at the Parkland Community Library features the Tim Burton classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. Find out what happens when Jack “The Pumpkin King” of Halloween tries to take over Christmas Town. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.
- It should be a crisp fall day with mostly sunny skies, a light northeast breeze and a high of 54 degrees.