By: Diane Benjamin
This is an update to yesterday’s story: https://blnnews.com/2016/12/29/is-past-due-now-costing-you/
Bloomington has two reports that are now past due at the Comptroller’s office. Last night a guy from that office called me after I requested information.
First, one of the reports is a TIF report. If the City is trying to use the excuse “the State Police are still investigating”, therefore the reports can’t be released – they are either lying or the investigation is MUCH broader than has been reported. The TIF has nothing to do with the Coliseum.
The Comptroller’s Office sends out letters on the 20th of every month to any agency that is past due. If Bloomington hasn’t filed the two reports by January 20th, they will get a letter asking for an explanation. Unless they have a legitimate reason for not filing, the fines will be retroactive. They could still be fined for being past due even if they do file before the 20th.
The fines are:
- First 15 days – $5 per day
- Next 15 days – $10 per day
- Next 15 days – $15 per day
- all days after – $20 per day
Since Bloomington has two reports past due – double those numbers.
By the way, I hear David Hales is on vacation and won’t return until next week.
If the City of Bloomington incompetent or hiding something?