More from Bills and Payroll

By:  Diane Benjamin

Bills and Payroll:    http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=17440

How did Alderman Hauman travel to One Voice in Washington DC for half the cost of Renner?   https://blnnews.com/2018/04/03/remember-the-one-voice-air-fare/

Is your full service City planning to throw parties?  Note it’s an Admin expense.

The Springfield Lawyers are running out of budgeted funds, only $33,175 is left for April.  (see PDF page 98 – contracted legal)  The total budget was over $900,000 this year:     https://blnnews.com/2017/11/02/legal-employee-investigations/

This is a travesty:

The City could avoid these penalties by merely changing WHEN employees are paid for accumulated comp hours.  They do not have to allow them to spike pensions and receive more for LIFE than they are entitled to.
The total paid in penalties is now around $2,000,000.

I FOIA’d IMRF for an updated list.

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14 thoughts on “More from Bills and Payroll

    1. Just think…if it were sold, it wouldn’t cost us a nickel in tax dollars. I love the people that claim the arena is an “asset” to the community. I think its a liability!

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      1. True. Heck, I’d take $5 for it at this point. If a business sells a service that loses money, they either stop selling that service or go out of business altogether. With the government, its the opposite. If it loses money on a service, they throw more money at it…thus, rewarding insanity. Wonder if there’s a Green Top Grocery bailout in the works? Perhaps, it will be rolled into government like the failed DBA.

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  1. Jeff Jurgens has to sit through 5 hour long Council meetings several times per month to make sure there are no OMA violations and to make sure Robert’s Rules of Order are followed.
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      1. Jeff stays out of the fray unless OMA violation is flagrant or if asked about Robert’s Rules. He is after all “the Mayor’s” er City’s attorney.
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      2. Check out the court calendar for the next 14 days and note now many cases the City of Bloomington are involved in. Administrative Court must not be working. There are also two where Bloomington is the defendant. That $35,000 left in the budget for April isn’t going to go far.

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  2. Regarding pension spiking, based on previous pay outs (excluding Emily Bell’s), going forward the total accelerated payments could cost at least $5M—that is on the low side based on $20K payment per employee.

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  3. Amazon, eh? Buy local is what I often hear around town. Hahaha! I’m sure that wine cooler will really go a long way toward “community relations”. By the way, doesn’t that shopping list read like the items in a Showcase Showdown from the Price is Right?

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  4. looks like someone got some pretty little gadgets at taxpayers expense! If I ordered all the stuff from my business credit card I’d be in the pokey!

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