What is Bloomington paying Monday?

By:  Diane Benjamin

No mater how worthy a cause is, what City Ordinance gives the Council the right to give your money to a non-profit:

HOME SWEET HOME MINIST  INV 11/10/2015 DONATION
CHECK TOTAL 1,956.00

MCLEAN COUNTY HISTORIC  INV 10/26/2015 CAP CAMPGN FY16
CHECK TOTAL 50,000.00

Internal Auditors – so when are the taxpayers going to hear what they found?

BRONNER GROUP LLC 00001 20160010 EFT 11/23/2015 4106
CHECK TOTAL 20,370.67

 

PANTAGRAPH PUBLISHING
Invoice Net 825.79
Invoice Net 6,430.08
Invoice Net 13,396.20
CHECK TOTAL 20,652.07

CUMULUS BROADCASTING
Invoice Net 461.00
Invoice Net 234.00
Invoice Net 399.00
CHECK TOTAL 1,094.00

 

ENGLER, BAASTEN & SRAG
1 10011710 70010 Legal Out Legal 3,905.50
CHECK TOTAL 3,905.50

CLARK BAIRD SMITH LLP
1 10011710 70010 Legal Out Legal 13,602.50
CHECK TOTAL 13,602.50

 

SORLING NORTHRUP HANNA
Legal Contract Legal
Invoice Net 1,000.00
Invoice Net 1,000.00
Invoice Net 2,750.00
Invoice Net 29,000.00
Invoice Net 100.00
Invoice Net 200.00
Invoice Net 7,428.29
Invoice Net 9,811.15
Invoice Net 11,000.00
Invoice Net 4,000.00
CHECK TOTAL 66,289.44

At this spending rate, the City will run out of budget before year-end – 4/30/16

Current      Remaining Budget

LEGAL Contracted Legal      66,289.44       335,823.48
LEGAL Outside Legal Co     20,531.48           23,804.57

3 thoughts on “What is Bloomington paying Monday?

  1. There’s a man who fixes up bicycles and gets them running and GIVES them to “needy” children, he USED to give them to HSHM, but NO MORE, as he found out they were selling them. Now they go by the HUNDREDS each year to Peoria children. He STILL does it, and delivers them to a Veterans group over there, which gives them away. WHAT does that tell you??

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    1. Silliness! Not to worry! The tax increase will go into affect on Jan 1st–Increased revenue–WHOO HOO! Too bad that increase in revenue won’t cover the $7.5M deficit. Additionally, money can be moved around between funds so if Legal spends their budgeted amount the money will be taken from somewhere else.

      Section Four. Pursuant to 65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.6, and the home rule authority granted to the City of Bloomington pursuant to Article 7, Section 6 of the l970 Illinois Constitution, the Finance Director, with the concurrence of the City Manager is authorized to revise the annual budget by deleting, adding to, changing or creating sub-classes within object classes budgeted previously to a Department, Board or Commission, and to transfer amounts within a particular fund established by this Ordinance, with the restrictions that no such action may be taken which shall increase the budget in the event funds are not available to effectuate the purpose of the revision, and that the City Council shall hereafter be notified of such action by written report of the City Manager.

      Don’t forget the bonding that is proposed for the coming year(s). Money is falling from the sky–NOT!

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