By: Diane Benjamin
The financial statements for the year ended 3/31/2018 are being released tonight. Six month old data isn’t ideal and would never be tolerated in the private sector, but at least Normal didn’t hold the information the way Bloomington did last year. Since Bloomington’s year-end was April 30th, their financial statements should be release next month. I’m betting they won’t be.
Also tonight the annual financial trends report will be presented. This is not future trends, but this statement is included:
Bills being paid tonight:
Trying to get free taxpayer money is expensive. Normal keeps trying to get that underpass funded!
$88,020.70 was paid in June https://blnnews.com/2018/06/15/normals-monday-bills/
$46,333.57 was paid in May https://blnnews.com/2018/05/07/normals-handouts-tonight/
Below is proof government does not work for the citizens – it works for government employees. Accelerated Payments are a fee for allowing an employee(s) to “spike” their pensions. Receiving a generous pension was eliminated by most of the private sector decades ago, government kept it. Allowing “spiking” to collect even more money for doing nothing productive AND charging taxpayers for that privilege is a slap in the face to those who will never be able to comfortably retire. See some of the monthly pensions former employees are receiving now: Normal MONTHLY pensions
All of the pensions are available at openthbooks.com
I wonder where they are going, must be expensive if deposit is $500
Keep in mind that Julie Hile is now on the Connect Transit Board representing Normal.