By: Diane Benjamin
I filed a FOIA with the Town of Normal after learning they paid more than $7000 a year in property taxes on the property leased to Dan Brady for $1 a year.
What I received appears to be missing some information, but below is what I have figured out so far. It doesn’t seem to matter if some properties are leased – sometimes property taxes are paid, sometimes they aren’t..
3 Cell Towers: PINS 14-21-351-012, 14-32-280-018, 14-28-283-003
The Town is paying $1204.18, $1059.66, $1059.66 respectively in property taxes. I haven’t found anything about how much rent is paid, I’ve asked for clarification.
The POD 100-104 E Beaufort PIN 14-28-435-026
The Town pays property taxes of $2943.38 and collects $875 a month in rent
Ohmfit Activewear 102 W North Street – directly east of Dan Brady’s office
The County shows the property Exempt PIN 14-28-430-015. Rent is $180 a month, town pays all Utilities
Subway – Uptown station
Town pays property taxes of $884.18 PIN #14-28-436-030. Rent for years 1-2 was 10% of gross or $1000 a mth, years 3-4 is $1200 a mth, year 5 is $1400. The lease expires is 2017.
Amtrak PIN #14-28-404-001
County shows Exempt. The lease provides free parking for Amtrak employees, Amtrak pays the Town for Utilities. Amtrak pays $1 in rent for the Term – which appears to be 35 years.
Marriott Conference Center PIN 14-28-427-018
County shows Exempt.
Wild Country 201 – 203 S Linden PIN 14-28-438-007
ZERO Rent! Town pays $10,011.70 in Real Estate Taxes. Lessee pays 1/12 of the Property Taxes to the Town per month.
209 S Linden PIN 14-28-438-014
County shows Exempt – it might be a parking lot
All of these properties were listed as ones receiving Rental Income.
More investigation is needed, below are the two PDF files I received: