By: Diane Benjamin
First a medical update: Prayer does work! My husband has had people all over the globe praying for his recovery. Today he woke up, opened his eyes and responded to our voices and commands from the medical staff. He had a brain aneurysm that burst on Good Friday. The ICU neurology staff are amazed at his recovery the last few days. 50% of people in his position never make it to the hospital, half of the other 50% never return to their previous life. He still has a long way to go, but praise God – he is back!
(the packet is 576 pages – how many council members read it?)
Coliseum sucks up another $104,323 for a new wireless network:
The public must have WiFi! Yep, the new network let’s the public use it too. I guess David Hales hasn’t noticed that MANY cell plans have gone to unlimited data making the use of an unsecured network worthless.
More Bike Paths:
The City, the County, and Normal spent MILLIONS building a bike path from Chenoa south to somewhere – maybe Funks Grove. How many people are using it? Did anybody study if that trail is being used at all?
Monday night the Council is being ask to pre-approve looking into building a trail from Bloomington to Manfield. If they vote yes, the construction will be automatic.
People do ride bikes in the country. Lots of them out by Dawson Lake without a dime for a trail. I saw bikers in the country east of Towanda Barnes on GE Road today. (no trail)
If you build it doesn’t really mean they will come. Without looking at the use of the multi million dollar existing trail, even voting on adding another one is just stupid!
Evidently the City doesn’t have any idea how to collect the money owed to them:
Seriously, the Comptroller’s office has to teach them how to collect money?
Turning Bloomington into Normal:
Form based code is back because the radicals in Bloomington want buildings like Normal has – commercial on the main floor, apartments above. The goal is to get rid of cars by making everything walkable. A better word is an ugly place to live! Pack them and stack them! Let’s all live on top of each other and never leave the neighborhood.
It’s going to be a LONG meeting.
They have to cram everything in before the new fiscal year starts.
Lots of other things I didn’t get to.