By: Diane Benjamin
PDF page 193: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=21525
From an Ordinance on the Consent Agenda – meaning no discussion will take place unless an alderman pulls it:
The purpose of this ordinance is to transfer $25,000 from the unused money in the Harriet Fuller Rust Grant fund. The ordinance says it wants to repair temporary gravel utility patches and other restoration work, as needed, to various brick streets in the City of Bloomington.
How much work will get done for $25,000? A square foot?
See this story from November of 2017: https://blnnews.com/2017/11/27/brick-streets-parking/
The Brick Street Master Plan lists how much will be spent per year. The Council approved an engineering study – $179,024 – for brick repair on Monroe Street.
- By now the City has the results of that study.
- We know brick streets are MUCH more expensive to fix than resurfacing current roads.
- We know the Motor Fuel Tax is going up May 1st which will hand over more money to the City.
- We know the streets were magically re-rated to appear better than they really are.
Will we soon be hearing money has been found for brick streets?
Mater Plans are never a suggestion.