Since a couple readers questioned this post, how about this:
There are 318 people on the list. With benefits the total compensation is $35,905,792
$35,905,792 / 318 = $112,911 per person. Happy now?
By: Diane Benjamin
According to City Manager Pam Reece at the last meeting, the financial statements for the year ending March 31, 2019 will be out in September.
That’s a ridiculous 6 months to report information that is out of date when issued.
Bloomington delays their’s even longer. Last year the data was reported on the Comptroller’s website before Bloomington released the information to the public,
If you think local government exists for the benefit of citizens, just not releasing timely financial information proves it doesn’t.
Here is another thing to consider. Normal only releases salary information on employees who earn more than $75,000. This report is not dated, I assume it is calendar year 2018 data since Pam Reece is listed as City Manager: http://normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/14857/Total-Compensation-Report—Town-of-Normal
There are 312 employees on this list.
Since information as of 3/31/19 isn’t available, I have to use what Normal reported to the Comptroller as of 3/31/18.
The Town of Normal reported 387 full time employees.
With the available data. that means 312 of the 387 full time employees earn more than $75,000.
That is close to 81% of all full time employees.
According to this website, the median HOUSEHOLD income in Normal is $56,363.
Anybody see a problem?
Let them eat cake?