UPDATE: APRIL 29, 2012

Click HERE to view the Vote Yes for Libraries PAC 4/20 campaign report.

UPDATE: MARCH 7, 2012

a COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY JUDGMENT & RELIEF

Cause No: 41D011203PL00023 - has been filed in Johnson County against

BEVERLY MARTIN, Director of the Johnson County Public Library District;
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT;
BRIAN J. DEPPE (JCPL's attorney);
INDIANA LIBRARY AND HISTORICAL BOARD;
JEROLD A. BONNET, Indiana Secretary of State;
MITCHELL E. DANIELS JR., Governor of Indiana,

regarding various unlawful acts perpetrated in Johnson County, aided by parties in Marion County, and covered up by local and state officials;

those acts having to do with a $2,000,000 municipal bond issue scam in 2009 (which you've been hearing about ever since, but haven't reported, local media);

and approval by a city council in 2004 for a county library district property tax hike in 2005, which we discovered subsequent to the 2009 bond scam.

These acts were variously aided, abetted, covered up, or ignored by Secretary of State Todd Rokita, his then-counsel Jerold Bonnet (who is now SOS), the State Librarian, her bosses the Library & Historical Board, Governor Mitch Daniels, Ice Miller, and a slew of others.

We're just establishing the facts of the matter via this action; It's up to the honest officials, and the public, and YOU, local media, to ensure that the all the perps are finally identified and prosecuted.

We also don't want voters in Johnson County going to the polls in May to vote on the issuance of bonds for a $29,955,000+ library project in Franklin without knowing all of the facts behind it.

The complaint is at: http://www.ccjcin.org/moody-v-jcpl.pdf

The exhibits for the complaint are online at: http://www.ccjcin.org/moody-v-jcpl-exhibits.pdf

Motion to disqualify Ice Miller & deny their motion for dismissal.

Motion to deny State's motion for dismissal.

 

Dec. 3, 2011:
JCPL officials have proclaimed Monday, Dec. 4 to be the district's “100th birthday”,
although county and state documents show that the library district was actually created in 1967!
DETAILS: Press release.

Aug. 4, 2010:
Emails with JAKE SPEER, former State Library LDO Supervisor, new Hussey-Mayfield Public Library executive director.

Flyer that was handed out at JCPL presentation in May, confronting
JCPL OFFICIALS & CONSULTANT JEFF OWEN
with their lies;
CLICK HERE

Facts:

1. In 2004, Johnson County Public Library Director Beverly Martin went to the Franklin City Council, told them lies (fraud), and persuaded them to approve a 5% property tax increase for JCPL - which could only have been legally approved by the County Council!

2. In 2009 Martin and JCPL Attorney BJ Deppe shopped around between the City Council and County Council, seeking easy approval for a $2,000,000 bond issue. More lies were told (fraud), and when County officials balked at the full amount, Martin and Deppe got the approval from the City Council, which, again, was illegal!

This is the worst case of public corruption in Johnson County history!
Contact GOVERNOR MITCH DANIELS, DEMAND ACTION:
317-232-4567 mdaniels@gov.in.gov

PRESS RELEASE SENT REPEATEDLY TO LOCAL MEDIA:

"A petition for redress of grievances was delivered MONDAY 2/22/10 to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, care of his general counsel, Anita Samuel. Receipt was acknowledged by Ms. Samuel on TUESDAY 2/23/10.

The petition by 116 HOOSIERS, most of them Johnson County residents, states (in part) that Article 5, Section 16 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana declares: "The Governor shall take care that the laws are faithfully executed" and that therefore, because of the refusal of several Indiana officials [PARTICULARLY TODD ROKITA] to enforce Indiana law in the matter of Johnson County Public Library's fraudulent and ILLEGAL PROPERTY TAX increase and ILLEGAL BOND ISSUE, we demand that Governor Daniels "take immediate action to remedy this situation" and issue a public statement to that effect.

The text of the petition, plus further information on these acts of public corruption, and the ensuing attempts to cover it up, are available at the Concerned Citizens of Johnson County web site: http://www.ccjcin.org

Copies of the petition were mailed to:
INDIANA SECRETARY OF STATE TODD ROKITA
INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL GREG ZOELLER
& all Johnson County legislators except Woody Burton."

View the petition sent to Mitch Daniels on Feb. 17!
(This is a shortened copy, and redacted to protect the privacy of the
116 CITIZENS who signed.)

Send your own petition to GOVERNOR DANIELS!
Please download and distribute!

Mail them to:

Governor Mitch Daniels
Statehouse
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2797

Jan. 6, 2010 letter from Rokita's office.

DEC. 26, 2009:
LETTER OF CHARGES,
SENT TO TODD ROKITA!

Why won’t the news media report it? Ask these people:

WRTV (“The Watchdogs”): Don Lundy, Vice President/General Manager (317) 635-9788 http://www.theindychannel.com

Indianapolis Star (“most trusted source”): Dennis Ryerson, Editor/Vice President 317-444-6169 dennis.ryerson@indystar.com

Daily Journal (“dedicated to community service” “award-winning”): Chuck Wells, Publisher 736-7101 ext. 744 cwells@thejournalnet.com

Daily Journal: Jeffrey N. Brown, President, Home News Enterprises (812) 379-5658 jbrown@therepublic.com

Click HERE for legal ads & a collection of Daily Journal articles.
Click HERE for the most recent (1/21/10) article.

Feb. 28, 2010 letter to the news media:
BOOSTING MITCH: The Arrogance, Bias, & Cowardice of the Indianapolis Star & Indiana News Media


UPDATE 3/22/10: Johnson County Board of Commissioners informed in public hearing!


CLICK HERE to read the letter, and documents, submitted to them (PDF).

CLICK HERE to listen to the audio from the hearing (MP3).

NOTICE - Nov. 7, 2009:

JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFICIALS PERPETRATE MUNI BOND FRAUD!

Reports by Gary W. Moody, Franklin.

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION
Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the library district known as Johnson County Public Library that the Board of Trustees of said library district will meet at the usual meeting place of said Board in the Library at 49 East Monroe Street Franklin Indiana at the hour of 4:30P.M. (Local Time) on August 18 2009 to consider the following additional appropriation of the bonds which the Board of Trustees has determined to issue. The Board considers such additional appropriation necessary to meet the extraordinary emergency existing at this time:An appropriation in the amount of $2,000,000 on account of the purchase of real estate and preliminary expenses related to site investigation and development engineering and architectural expenditures in said library district including the incidental expenses necessary to be incurred in connection with said project and the issuance of bonds on account thereof. The funds to meet such additional appropriation are to be provided by the issuance and sale of bonds by the Library. The foregoing appropriation is in addition to all appropriations provided for in the existing budget and tax levy and a need for such appropriation exists by reason of the inadequacy of the present buildings to provide necessary library facilities in the library district.Taxpayers of said library district appearing at said meeting shall have the right to be heard in respect to said additional appropriation.
Dated this 31st day of July 2009.Jo Ellen WeemsSecretary,
Board of TrusteesJohnson Co. Public Library
(J) 08-06-13-09

NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL BONDS
$2,000,000
GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF 2009
JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Upon not less than twenty-four (24) hours notice given by the undersigned Secretary prior to the ninetieth day after this notice is first published Johnson County Public Library (the "Library") will receive and consider bids for the purchase of the following described Bonds. Any person interested in submitting a bid for the Bonds must furnish in writing to the Johnson County Public Library c/o H.J. Umbaugh & Associates Certified Public Accountants LLP 8365 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis Indiana 46240 (317) 465-1536 (317) 465-1550 (facsimile) or by e-mail to irwin-knott@umbaugh.com on or before 2:00 p.m. (Indianapolis Time) September 11 2009 the person's name address and telephone number... It is anticipated that the sale will occur at 11:00 a.m. (Indianapolis Time) on September 15 2009... [Underwriters: ICE-MILLER.]
Further information relative to said issue and a copy of the nearly final official statement may be obtained upon application to H.J. Umbaugh & Associates Certified Public Accountants LLP 8365 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis Indiana 46240, financial advisor to the Library; Brian Deppe, Deppe Fredbeck & Boll 9 East Court Street Franklin Indiana 46131, attorney for the Library; or Beverly Ann Martin, Director Johnson County Public Library 49 East Monroe Street Franklin Indiana 46131. If bids are submitted by mail they should be addressed to the Library attention of Beverly Ann Martin Director Johnson County Public Library 49 East Monroe Street Franklin Indiana 46131.
Dated this 27th day of August 2009.

Jo Ellen Weems
Secretary Board of Trustees
Johnson County
Public Library
(J) 08-27 -- 09-03-09

About the Indiana Securities Act

The Indiana Securities Act (IC 23-2-1) requires the registration of securities offered and sold in Indiana as well as the persons offering and selling securities or investment advice.

The term "security" is broadly defined in the Act. It is more than just stocks or bonds. A security can include promissory notes, investment contracts, and interests in limited liability companies, to name just a few.

A knowing violation of the Indiana Securities Act is a Class C felony punishable by imprisonment for a fixed term of between two (2) and eight (8) years, (the advisory sentence being four (4) years) and a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

A violation of the Indiana Securities Act is a predicate offense under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute Ind. Code (IC 35-45-6-1, et. seq.), a Class C felony.

The Indiana Securities Act says:

IC 23-19-5-1
Fraudulent or deceitful acts
Sec. 1. It is unlawful for a person, in connection with the offer, sale, or purchase of a security, directly or indirectly:
(1) to employ a device, scheme, or artifice to defraud;
(2) to make an untrue statement of a material fact or to omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statement made, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; or
(3) to engage in an act, practice, or course of business that operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit upon another person.
As added by P.L.27-2007, SEC.23.

Fraud was used to evade this new ordinance on the issuance of capital improvement bonds:

IC 6-1.1-17-20.5
Circumstances under which a taxing unit's proposed bonds or lease must be reviewed by the city, town, or county fiscal body
Sec. 20.5. (a) This section applies to the governing body of a taxing unit unless a majority of the governing body is comprised of officials who are elected to serve on the governing body. For purposes of this section, an individual who qualifies to be appointed to a governing body or serves on a governing body because of the individual's status as an elected official of another taxing unit shall be treated as an official who was not elected to serve on the governing body.
(b) As used in this section, "taxing unit" has the meaning set forth in IC 6-1.1-1-21, except that the term does not include:
(1) a school corporation; or
(2) an entity whose tax levies are subject to review and modification by a city-county legislative body under IC 36-3-6-9.
(c) If:
(1) the assessed valuation of a taxing unit is entirely contained within a city or town; or
(2) the assessed valuation of a taxing unit is not entirely contained within a city or town but the taxing unit was originally established by the city or town;
the governing body of the taxing unit may not issue bonds or enter into a lease payable in whole or in part from property taxes unless it obtains the approval of the city or town fiscal body.
(d) This subsection applies to a taxing unit not described in subsection (c). The governing body of the taxing unit may not issue bonds or enter into a lease payable in whole or in part from property taxes unless it obtains the approval of the county fiscal body in the county where the taxing unit has the most net assessed valuation.
As added by P.L.146-2008, SEC.164. Amended by P.L.182-2009(ss), SEC.125.

PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT OF HOW THE FRAUD WAS PRESENTED:

CITY COUNCIL 8/3/09 - JCPL Attorney Brian J. Deppe: "One of the requirements to issue general obligation bonds is approval by the overseeing governmental entity. Frankly, there is some question of what that entity is. I was on the library board a long time ago, and if you had asked me who'd formed the original Franklin Public Library, I would have said the City of Franklin. We recently got into the history of that, and it appears that it was formed by Johnson County. Strangely enough. We haven't nailed that down, but that's what it appears to be. So in an excess of caution, rather than going only before the Johnson County Council for authorization for these bonds, we are coming to both bodies, so if there's any question later about which body is the correct body, we will have been to both."

http://home.comcast.net/~garyx56/BJDeppeFranklinCouncil080309.mp3
(If you click this and the file doesn't play, or you're not given options to run or save, just paste the link in the browser window, click "File" and "Save page as".)

COUNTY COUNCIL 8/10/09 Brian J. Deppe: "Essentially... for issuing bonds, we are supposed to come before the authority who approves our budget. The interesting question is, if a library's boundaries are outside of a city itself, one of the issues is, who created the library? And if you had asked me two weeks ago, I would have said, Franklin created the library. We have some information that the County Commissioners created the Franklin library. Contrary to what I would have thought. And because of our own uncertainty about whether the library was created by the City of Franklin, or by Johnson County, we filed and presented this petition to both bodies. The last thing we wanted to do, assuming we presented it to only one body, and it said yes, and we get halfway down the road and somebody says stop, you went to the wrong body. Which is why we came both here and to the City of Franklin."

http://home.comcast.net/~garyx56/MartinDeppeCoCouncil081009BEG.mp3

JCPL Director Beverly Martin: "I've had this conversation with a couple of you that yes, it doesn't make any sense that just because we were created by a city, that that city would be approving our budgets, or our bonding ability, but that appears to be the way the law is written. We are trying to get that clarified. Because personally I think, and when we're looking at a county situation, where everyone in the county is gonna have an input on this decision, and final outcome of the project, it should be this body that has final approval... [After Council refuses the total $2,000,000:] I think it might be better if we table it, and let the [Library] Board have their hearing on the 18th [of Aug.] and then we can come back... When it comes right down to it, they're [the Board] not gonna sell bonds until they've got both city and county approval. Because we don't know whose approval we should be getting. [Councilman Canary: Who can tell you that?] I'm going to have to go through the County Commissioner's records and see if we can find something that states that the county formed the library. If we can't find that, then it's the city, and the city approves it."

http://home.comcast.net/~garyx56/MartinDeppeCoCouncil081009END.mp3


SHUT DOWN: Martin, Deppe, Anne Alexander.

CITY COUNCIL 8/17/09 -Brian J. Deppe: "Two things: When we were here before, we mentioned to you some uncertainty about whether the library was a city library or a county library. Because of that we were going before both bodies with the petition to issue general obligation bonds. Since that time, we have researched some old records, and we have satisfied ourselves and bond counsel that the library is a city library, notwithstanding its name. And that county approval for the bond issue is not needed."

http://home.comcast.net/~garyx56/BJDeppeFranklinCouncil081709BEG.mp3


FRESH FRAUDSTERS:
Martin, Deppe, with a senior who was trying to find out where his taxes are going.
He never did.

HOW THE JCPL SYSTEM WAS CREATED. These documents were obtained from the County Recorder.
(Which I found out about THANKS TO A JCPL REFERENCE LIBRARIAN, who told me this info is on JCPL's intra-net!)

1. The County Commissioners, after being presented with a petition by 2000 county residents, created the JOHNSON COUNTY CONTRACTUAL LIBRARY on 8/8/1967.

2. Shortly after, the new JCCL district was levying property taxes, as the older Franklin Public Library had been.

3. On Feb. 8, 1977, the Franklin Public Library merged into, or with, as the case may be, the Johnson County Contractual Library, to create the Franklin-Johnson County Public Library, a "NEW COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT"! And an entirely "new" taxing unit was created as the old ones were "dissolved." (The name was shortened to Johnson County Public Library in 1989.)

4. NOTE THE LAST SIGNATURE ON BOTH DOCUMENTS ABOVE: "Brian J Deppe" ! Who was a library trustee, signed the resolution of merger, and not only is and always has been fully knowledgeable about how the county library district was created, HE WAS ONE OF THE CREATORS! You can download a PDF of the above documents by clicking below:

http://home.comcast.net/~garyx56/history1.pdf

Here is a collage of key information from the above documents, the important parts highlighted in YELLOW. The two most important words: "NEW" and "DISSOLVED."

OTHER CRIMINAL STATUTES WHICH APPLY TO THESE MATTERS:

IC 23-19-5-8
Violations; felony; assistance in prosecution
Sec. 8. (a) A person who knowingly violates this article, or a rule adopted under this article, except section 4 of this chapter or the notice filing requirements of IC 23-19-3-2 or IC 23-19-4-5, commits a Class C felony....
(d) It is the duty of a prosecuting attorney, as well as of the attorney general, to assist the [securities] commissioner upon the commissioner's request in the prosecution to final judgment of a violation of the penal provisions of this article. If the commissioner determines that an action based on the securities division's investigations is meritorious:
(1) the commissioner or a designee empowered by the commissioner shall refer the facts drawn from the investigation to the prosecuting attorney of the judicial circuit in which the crime may have been committed;
(2) the commissioner and the securities division shall assist the prosecuting attorney in prosecuting an action under this section, which may include a securities division attorney serving as a special deputy prosecutor appointed by the prosecuting attorney;
(3) a prosecuting attorney to whom facts concerning fraud are referred under subdivision (1) may refer the matter to the attorney general;
(4) if a matter has been referred to the attorney general under subdivision (3), the attorney general may:
(A) file an information in a court with jurisdiction over the matter in the county in which the offense is alleged to have been committed; and
(B) prosecute the alleged offense; and
(5) if a matter has been referred to the attorney general under subdivision (3), the commissioner and the securities division shall assist the attorney general in prosecuting an action under this section, which may include a securities division attorney serving as a special deputy attorney general appointed by the attorney general.
(e) This article does not limit the power of this state to punish a person for conduct that constitutes a crime under other laws of this state.

IC 35-44-1-2
Official misconduct
Sec. 2. A public servant who:
(1) knowingly or intentionally performs an act that the public servant is forbidden by law to perform;
... commits official misconduct, a Class D felony.

IC 35-45-6
Chapter 6. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations
IC 35-45-6-1
Definitions
Sec. 1. (a) The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter...
(c) "Enterprise" means:
(1) a sole proprietorship, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, business trust, or governmental entity; or
(2) a union, an association, or a group, whether a legal entity or merely associated in fact.
(d) "Pattern of racketeering activity" means engaging in at least two (2) incidents of racketeering activity that have the same or similar intent, result, accomplice, victim, or method of commission, or that are otherwise interrelated by distinguishing characteristics that are not isolated incidents. However, the incidents are a pattern of racketeering activity only if at least one (1) of the incidents occurred after August 31, 1980, and if the last of the incidents occurred within five (5) years after a prior incident of racketeering activity.
(e) "Racketeering activity" means to commit, to attempt to commit, to conspire to commit a violation of, or aiding and abetting in a violation of any of the following:
(1) A provision of IC 23-19, or of a rule or order issued under IC 23-19...
(19) Official misconduct (IC 35-44-1-2).

See also:
IC 23-19-5-2 Unlawful practices; investment advisers and investment adviser representatives; investment advisory contract
Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.)

NOTICE - Dec. 5, 2009:

JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFICIALS RAISED TAXES ILLEGALLY IN 2005!

I Found this on Franklin's web site while researching a local drainage project boondoggle. SB1 of 2003 enacted new controls, in effect in 2004, on tax raises by government subdivisions with appointed, versus elected, boards. Therefore, because JCPL was established in 1977 as a county system, Beverly Martin and the library board needed approval from the County Council to raise their tax levy more than 5% in 2005. They apparently wanted the maximum tax hike in order to wrangle a $5 million dollar bond issue (which they sold in 2005) for the Trafalgar library branch. However, Director Beverly Martin went instead to the Franklin City Council, lied about the library's history, and smooth-talked them into approving the tax hike. So, since 2005, property owners in the JCPL district have been paying an illegal tax!

[Franklin] Common Council Minutes
Monday July 26, 2004
Potential Review of Johnson County Public Library Budget
Franklin Johnson County Public Library Executive Director Beverly Martin introduced herself and informed the Common Council that in order to comply with Senate Bill 1 – IC 6-1-1-17-20, the City Council may be required to perform a fiscal review of the Library Budget for 2005. She outlined her agencies budget adoption timeline and offered to answer Council Members questions. Discussion held. The Council agreed that if necessary the library could present their budget at the September 13, 2004 budget meeting for the required fiscal review.

This was an earlier version of Martin's August 2009 evasion of IC 6-1.1-17-20.5. Here is the law she was dodging in 2004:

SECTION 19. IC 6-1.1-17-20 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]:
Sec. 20. (a) This section applies:
(1) to each governing body of a taxing unit that is not comprised of a majority of officials who are elected to serve on the governing body; and
(2) if the proposed property tax levy for the taxing unit for the ensuing calendar year is more than five percent (5%) greater than the property tax levy for the taxing unit for the current calendar year.
(b) As used in this section, "taxing unit" has the meaning set forth in IC 6-1.1-1-21, except that the term does not include a school corporation. or a public library district.
(c) If:
(1) the assessed valuation of a taxing unit is entirely contained within a city or town; or
(2) the assessed valuation of a taxing unit is not entirely contained within a city or town but the taxing unit was originally established by the city or town;
the governing body shall submit its proposed budget and property tax levy to the city or town fiscal body. The proposed budget and levy shall be submitted at least fourteen (14) days before the city or town fiscal body is required to hold budget approval hearings under this chapter.
(d) If subsection (c) does not apply, the governing body of the taxing unit shall submit its proposed budget and property tax levy to the county fiscal body in the county where the taxing unit has the most assessed valuation. The proposed budget and levy shall be submitted at least fourteen (14) days before the county fiscal body is required to hold budget approval hearings under this chapter.
(e) The fiscal body of the city, town, or county (whichever applies) shall review each budget and proposed tax levy and adopt a final budget and tax levy for the taxing unit. The fiscal body may reduce or modify but not increase the proposed budget or tax levy. However, the fiscal body may not reduce the proposed tax levy to an amount that is less than the maximum permissible levy under IC 6-1.1-18.5-3.

Here is a partial transcript of what Martin said (BJ Deppe wasn't there, but was mentioned) in the 7/26/04 meeting:

JCPL Director Beverly Martin at Franklin City Council, July 26, 2004
"In years up until this year, public libraries and school corporations that had appointed boards were not subject to review. Due to some unhappiness with a couple of libraries in the state, some of our senators saw it in their purview to make this change [SB 1]. What it does, and it means for us, that we come before the city council because we were originally a city library. The history of the Johnson County Public Library is, basically in the sixties when the federal government was offering money for expansion, Franklin saw the possibility of giving service to the entire county, and so took upon what was at that time called a contractual library agreement with all parts of the county. Mainly the city of Greenwood and the city of Edinburgh were served, and so the Franklin library took on the rest of the county. Over time we've merged, we've become a county system, and the map sort of shows you our locations and the communities that we serve. So it does seem sort of an irony of this law that we are coming to you when the residents of Franklin represent only about twenty percent of the people that are served by the county library system. But it's just, probably something that we'll get cleared up."
(Goes on to discuss "hearing with last Thursday with DLGF", "need to advertise over 5%" [increase over current year], looking at 10% budget cuts, etc.)

As we've previously established, Martin's rendition of history, above, is fictitious. And therefore fraud. You can listen to the audio yourself by downloading THIS FILE:

http://home.comcast.net/~garyx56/martin072604.mp3
(If you click this and the file doesn't play, or you're not given options to run or save, just paste the link in the browser window, click "File" and "Save page as".)

Sorry for the quality, but I taped it on a microcassette from the city's old high-speed cassette recorder. Then digitized it.

At a subsequent Council meeting:

Common Council Minutes
Monday September 13, 2004
Resolution No. 04-07: A Resolution Approving the 2005 Johnson County Public Library Budget and Property Tax Levy.
Ms. Beverly Martin, Director of the Franklin Johnson County Public Library presented the library budget
for 2005. Discussion held. Dr. Murphy seconded by Mr. Eggers made a motion to read the proposed
resolution by title only. Mr. Ault seconded by Mr. Barrow made a motion to approve the library budget.
The motion carried and the resolution was approved. The Council was polled and the votes cast were as
follows:
Aye: Hougland, Austin, Ault, Barrow, Eggers, Gordon, Murphy
Nay: None

RESOLUTION NO.: 04-07
A Resolution Approving the 2005 Johnson County Public Library Budget and Property Tax Levy
Whereas, pursuant to the relevant provisions of the Indiana Code, the Common Council of the City of Franklin, Indiana is required to review the Johnson County Public Library’s (“Library”) operating budget and property tax levy;
Whereas, the Library’s current operational budget cannot support the needs of the people within Library’s district, and a result, the Library’s Board of Directors has adopted an increase in its operating property tax levy for 2005 that exceeds five percent (5%);
Therefore, be it RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City of Franklin, Indiana approves the Johnson County Public Library’s operating budget and property tax levy as adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Johnson County Public Library for the year of 2005.
INTRODUCED & APPROVED by the Common Council of the City of Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, this _13th __ day of __September___, 2004

DOCUMENTS ON THE 2004 FRAUD and the downtown Franklin library skullduggery:
CLICK HERE.


CLUBBY:
RDC members Ted Grossnickle, BJ Deppe, Larry Koenes.


DEVELOPING FRAUD: BJ Deppe on left. Fellow RDC member, Mutual Bank prez Bob Heuchan, on this evening, actually asked the mayor where the downtown library was going to be, and gave a speech shilling for JCPL! So, I came forward, and also asked where the library was going to be. Paris dodged, and by golly, Deppe didn't say a word about that $2,000,000. Franklin can be a very, very surreal place.

More info:
http://www.ccjcin.org/downtown.htm

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