By: Diane Benjamin The Children’s Discovery Museum has a new Wind exhibit. Just like real wind turbines, it was subsidized with tax dollars. They got a grant from the bankrupt State of Illinois – Department of Natural Resources. The grant didn’t cover the entire expense however. The problem is somebody forgot to get Council approval […]
By: Diane Benjamin This is from a website that helps “home flippers” find good markets. https://www.housingalerts.com/blog/market-report/104-declining-markets-quarterly/? It has a list of the top 104 markets in the country with ONE quarter declining values. They suggest multiplying the percent by 4 to estimate the yearly decline. This is a nationwide list with way too many Illinois cities! […]
By: Diane Benjamin The Open Meetings Act REQUIRES approval of minutes within 30 days. It’s a law, but who follows the law anymore? On the agenda for Monday is: http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3138 Somebody can’t count or were they planing to bury what happened? Yes I filed with the AG and they likely got a letter. The extremely […]
By: Diane Benjamin Monday night the Normal Town Council will vote to themselves raises. They won’t take effect until May 1st. Anybody not up for election will be voting for themselves if they win reelection in two years, which is silly to pay at different rates. Those elected in April get the raise. Even weirder, […]
By: Diane Benjamin The Planning Commission delayed sending the new zoning ordinance to the Council over concerns in historic districts. What you need to see are the minutes from their last meeting. They aren’t listed separately on the City website, but they are included in the packet for yesterday’s meeting. http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=20520 PDF page […]
You make getting the mail fun! Thanks, Diane . . . . . .