By: Diane Benjamin
I reported in September Normal’s funding of Police and Fire pensions was dismal: https://blnnews.com/2016/09/26/normal-what/
While Chris Koos was busy creating his vision for “Uptown”, he forgot the Town’s other needs. One of those is funding pensions for the essential personnel citizens really want – Police and Fire. Somehow the employees on IMRF got funded at 81%, Koos obviously didn’t care about the Police and Fire people.
Tonight Koos is going to show he really does care by raising your property taxes!
Meanwhile, plans for a new library and underpass continue.
I reported in 2012 TOTAL Town debt in 2005 was $ 28,896,720. Documentation was taken off the Town website. See this story:
How much debt was Normal in as of March 31, 2016?
Koos added $69 million in debt, but couldn’t fund pensions!
Four more years of Koos?
Koos isn’t done putting you in even more debt and raising more taxes.
You have a better option Normal!