By: Diane Benjamin
Prairie Vista got new golf carts almost a year ago for $155,753.80: https://blnnews.com/2018/02/27/bloomington-council-festivities/
Tonight the Den gets them, and it appears the money isn’t coming from the Enterprise Fund profits. The Prairie Vista purchase didn’t either. Remember golf is supposed to balance because it’s in an Enterprise Fund. The documentation calls this a budgeted Capital Lease Outlay for $153,274.35. Does that mean the Hales Credit Card is buying them? Obviously some Enterprise funds have to balance, others don’t.
Also on the agenda:
Chicago Planners Houseal Lavigne & Associates are getting another $25,000 to work on the rezoning ordinance:
The Parks Master Plan is getting approved, they discussed it at the last Committee of the Whole meeting.
The only other item of interest is:
As usual, no information is in the packet. The only place you will see numbers is in the meeting video. The Finance Director can say anything he wants and you won’t be able to see the documentation.
When the citizens aren’t allowed to see actual documents, it easy to suspect they are hiding something. Especially after years of “structural deficits” turned into a surplus overnight.