Thursday, August 29, 2013

Take the Library Property Survey

As you may know, the Carol Stream Library trustees recently posted a brief survey to get opinions from residents regarding the parcel of land on Kuhn Road that is currently owned by the library. It is a simple survey form with a single question listing the different options being considered, and the members of the Library Board are hoping to determine which option is most appealing to residents. The majority on the Board and the Library Director intended this to be an impartial process with no overt attempts to sway residents in any way.

With that in mind, we were extremely disappointed to see a letter printed in the Carol Stream Examiner yesterday written by David DeRango. Even though he purports to speak the “truth,” his letter was filled with many of the same false and misleading statements that he and the candidates he supported raised in the recent election. It should be noted that Mr. DeRango is hardly impartial on this issue since he, Dominick Jeffrey, Jerry Clark, and Michael Wade have all waged vicious campaigns of misinformation on this and many other issues related to the library in recent years.

The survey will be online until Sunday, September 15, and we encourage all residents to take a few moments to voice their opinions on this important issue. Here is a link to the survey:

It is a single-response survey with a space for comments, and residents who respond will also be asked to provide their names and addresses. This was done so that only Carol Stream residents can participate in the survey and so that the trustees can be sure that no resident has taken the survey more than one time.

If you have not yet completed the survey, please take a few moments today to register your opinion. Just as important, please encourage your friends and neighbors in Carol Stream to do the same so that the results are a true and accurate representation of the opinions of village residents.