Silver Lake is asking the other Community Library municipalities to consider — or at least discuss — helping Silver Lake pay off a loan it made to purchase a building for a library branch in that village.
Those Community Library municipalities are Salem, Twin Lakes, Paddock Lake, Randall along with Silver Lake.
On Monday, Twin Lakes weighed in on its position: Not now.
When consideration of the item came up at Monday’s Twin Lakes Village Board meeting, President Howard Skinner quickly suggested tabling the matter until after the November referendum on dissolving the village of Silver Lake government is decided. No one objected, in fact most of the board members appeared to be in agreement with Skinner, as they seconded, and “thirded” and “fourthed” etc. the motion.
Earlier proposals by Silver Lake assumed $50,000 contributions from each municipality to repay the $250,000 loan — $200,000 for the building and $50,000 for renovations. However, Silver Lake’s attorney Linda Gray on Aug. 6 sent out a letter to the other member municipalities’ lawyers outlining new possible payment cost sharing plans based on population and assessed valuation. Some of the plans show $50,000 as Salem’s contribution, because that was the amount approved at an electors meeting. Silver Lake is also show in some of the plans as committing to a $100,000 contribution. Here they are from Gray’s letter: