By: Diane Benjamin
On the agenda for Monday night:
Packet PDF page 124 http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=12448
The City is planning to donate a van to the YWCA – value is between $3,414 -$5,115
What State statute gives the City the right to give away a taxpayer owned asset to a non-profit? Aren’t they discriminating against every other non-profit that could use a van? Is this more government picking winners and losers?
Packet PDF page 195
The City is going to give away 48 bicycles the Police have received to West Bloomington Revitalization Partnership for the Walk-In Bike-Out Program.
Formally the bikes would have been sold at auction. There must be an election coming up soon (April 4th).
Packet PDF page 253
A Public Hearing will be held on the proposed budget.
It looks like it will take place in Council Chambers, they couldn’t come up with a good reason to move to the Police Station where nobody could hear the discussion.
There is also a hearing for requesting new CDBG funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. I wonder if they have heard that program is on the chopping block?
$1,848,772.00 St. Peter Aquifer Test Wells 1 and 2 Project was Bid PDF page 327