By: Diane Benjamin
Just a few bills being paid Monday night:
Last year around 400 employees all got $60 Target gift cards for Christmas: https://blnnews.com/2017/11/29/normal-throws-money-at-employees/
Proving yet again you don’t really own your property in Normal:
Normal wants to tax you for short-term rental of your house!
Can’t sell because your house is in that expensive range that isn’t selling? Using Airbnb, VRBO or Homeaway to make a little income?
Even though the Town found less than 25 properties listed, they think you should pay the 6% Hotel/Motel tax. Yes, they are trolling websites to find you!
See PDF page 81 at the link above.
Finally, Normal wants to be your doctor:
The Normal City Manager wants to make purchasing any tobacco product illegal if you are under 21. The proposal includes vape products.
The documentation claims no loss in sales tax revenue for passing the ordinance. See PDF page 87.
Then why pass it? Evidently nobody under 21 is buying now!
Maybe it’s just for the good of the collective.