By: Diane Benjamin
Back on February 26 approval of a Final Plat for a Circle K at the corner of GE Road and Hershey was sent back to the Planning Commission. Alderman Painter didn’t want it in her Ward.
This property has been a field for campaign signs for as long as I can remember:
Joni gets her “problem” solved tonight.
The Planning Commission had approved the project, Joni just didn’t like it. Remember, she already got the speed changed to a ridiculous 30 miles per hour.
Circle K wanted to sell package liquor.
see PDF page 592: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=16440
The page says “Council Initiative” meaning Joni must have convinced 4 other alderman to join her getting a change to the Liquor Code on the agenda.
Since a day care center is located south of this property, make it illegal to sell liquor within 100 feet of the property line. If any business already has a license within 100 feet, they can keep their license.
The documentation say two people testified before the Liquor Commission, it doesn’t say what position they took – minutes of the April 10th meeting aren’t available. It does say the Liquor Commission voted unanimously to approve the changes.
Sorry Circle K, you are the latest victim of “Not The Right Fit”.
The non-compliant boat docks are back:
See PDF page 596
Even though some of the docks have been on Lake Bloomington for decades, the City wants to:
The people living at Lake Bloomington can’t vote in local elections. No votes will be lost because Bloomington decides to drop the full force and power of government on their heads.
The dock owners must COMPLY or be dragged into Administrative Court.
The owners of 18 non-compliant docks aren’t the “Right Fit” either.
Lately the “Right Fit” seems to be low-income housing. Maybe the Council does see what’s coming.