By: Diane Benjamin
Remember this? https://blnnews.com/2018/12/14/more-on-normal-for-monday/
This is not one, but
Rivian vehicles purchased with money stolen from the taxpayers of Normal.
Supporting local businesses can’t be the goal since Normal spent more than $25,000 for gift cards at the anything-but-locally owned Target Store. https://blnnews.com/2018/11/16/normal-taxing-again/
Does Normal really need TWO vehicles that will be more than $60,000 each?
The documentation doesn’t have the final price or what model they are purchasing. It does say the order number is #1130. Depending on the models ordered, they should be available in 2020 or 2021. The receipt says Chris Koos placed the order. The order can be cancelled for a full refund. (by the next mayor?)
Shouldn’t Rivian be giving the Town one as a thank you for grounds maintenance, snow removal, and security at taxpayer expense?
See the FOIA request here: Diane Benjamin – Public Records – Receipts
Also included is the receipt for the $330.95 Chris Koos charged for lunch. It’s labeled Vladimir Group, Google has nothing about them. The name of the restaurant is not on the receipt. It looks like taxpayers fed 11 people. Since the payment documentation had a description of : lunch w/ Vladimir Delegati (the rest cut off) Koos must have treated the Russians!
Maybe he treated the group who were visiting here a few weeks ago.
Who charges $15 for a Jesses burger? I bet a reader will know.