Election season is upon us and if you reside in Fairfax County, as most of our Oakton Friends do, among the questions you will find on your November 3 ballot is the following:
Shall Fairfax County, Virginia, contract a debt, borrow money, and issue bonds in addition to the public library facilities bonds previously authorized, in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $90,000,000 for the purpose of providing funds, with any other available funds, to finance the cost to provide public library facilities, including the construction, reconstruction, enlargement, and equipment of existing and additional library facilities and the acquisition of necessary land?
A “YES” vote on this question will provide funding for renovations, new construction, and much-needed upgrades to Fairfax County Public Library facilities that will benefit our county for years to come. It is worthwhile to note our neighbor to the east, the Patrick Henry Community Library in the Town of Vienna, is one of the four branches that would benefit from a majority “yes” answer to this question. The other three are Kingstowne, Sherwood and George Mason Regional libraries.
Funding for the Patrick Henry Library, built in 1971 and last updated in 1995, would provide building replacement and add structured parking. The renovation project would be a joint venture between FCPL and the Town of Vienna.
You can find everything you need to know about all the Fairfax Bond Referendums right here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bond/bonds