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8/4/2022 The resolution request was presented to the Lyon Township Board on August 3, asking for approval with the intent of going on the November 8 ballot for a bond to build a new library as part of the Library/Park project. The Township approved the request–committing to $2.5 million dollars for shared infrastructure costs and approving the ballot language for a millage for the new library’s construction. The approved millage will be for 0.4677 mills the first year, and an annual average of 0.3931 mills after that. It is for a bond covering a total of $13 million for 30 years.  

7/27/2022 The Library Board passed a resolution requesting assistance of the Charter Township of Lyon for acquisition, construction, and financing of public library improvements and approving proposition. The request will be presented to the Lyon Township Board on August 3, asking for approval with the intent of going on the November 8 ballot for a bond to build a new library as part of the Library/Park project.

Ballot Language

LIBRARY BOND PROPOSITION

Shall the Charter Township of Lyon, Oakland County, Michigan, borrow a sum of money not to exceed Thirteen Million Dollars ($13,000,000) and issue its unlimited tax general obligation bonds therefor for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, furnishing, and equipping a new,

approximately 19,000 sq. ft. public library facility on Township property and improving the site thereof? The maximum number of years the bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of refunding, is 30 years; the estimated millage that will be levied to pay the proposed bonds in the first year that the levy is authorized is 0.4677 mills ($0.4677 per $1,000 of taxable value of real and tangible personal property in the Charter Township of Lyon); and the estimated simple average annual millage that will be required to retire the bonds is 0.3931 mills.

6/9/2022 The Library and Township officials have been working together through a Library/Park subcommittee on a conceptual plan for a combined municipal site at 11 Mile Rd. and Milford Rd. There have been three Library -Park Subcommittee meetings ( 4/6, 5/2 & 6/6) to discuss the project.  Now both the Township and LTPL Boards of Trustees will have a special meeting on June 20th at Lyon Township Municipal Center to discuss cost projections and conceptual plans for the library and park project.

4/6/2022 The 1st meeting of the Library – Park Planning Subcommittee, composed of Lyon Township and LTPL trustees and staff, had their first planning meeting on April 6. This dedicated group is enthusiastically working towards a combined project that will be of use to all Lyon Township residents. Future presentations of this subcommittee at either the  Township or LTPL board of trustee meetings will be posted here. 

3/7/2022 We are excited to announce that the presentation to the Lyon Township Board on March 7 was met with positive feedback from the Township Board and township residents in attendance! As a result, it was agreed upon by the Township Board that the potential for a joint township library and park facility on the 11 Mile and Milford Road site was the best option of the three presented. A motion was approved to dedicate a portion of the township-owned 11 Mile and Milford Road site toward building a new library, understanding that further exploration of the site will be conducted, and subject to the passage of a millage approving the construction of a new library. The Library and Township Boards are planning on working together to realize a multi-use municipal project that includes both a new library facility and a township park.

2/22/2022 The library is excited by having over 100 people participate in our Open House to discuss a new library/park project in Lyon Township. Quinn Evans Architects reviewed 3 potential library sites on Township owned land for a future library in Lyon Township. For more information please see the video and plans below.


Watch the recording of the March 7, 2022 Lyon Township Board Meeting discussing the
New Library Project
Watch the recording of the February 21, 2022 New Library Site Study presentation

Click here to view the complete site study presentation.

Click here to read the 3/15/2022 article in the South Lyon Herald
Click here to read the 2/16/2022 article in the South Lyon Herald
Click here to read the 3/15/2022 article on WHMI

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