By: Diane Benjamin
The Art Gallery in Uptown is on the agenda for Monday:
See PDF pages 34 and following. The docs contains very little financial information except what ISU has already paid. It does say the current lease agreement will be extended until February 2020.
As I reported in this story: https://blnnews.com/2019/09/03/more-on-the-isu-art-gallery/ The current lease says this:
That appears ISU gets the space for free for now. The Town claims since the property was built with a Tiger Grant they have restrictions on how much rent they can charge. Did that matter with Subway? Wasn’t their space built with the same Tiger Grant. I suspect the free lease will be back when they hope nobody will notice. (or maybe Stan and Karyn are having a fiscal impact?)
This statement is included in the ordinance, the last word doesn’t make sense. Is FREE in your best interest? See PDF page 35:
PDF page 70: The FIALA Brothers will get permission to raze most of the former Bill’s Lock and Key building. At the last meeting tearing it down wasn’t evident in receiving the $150,000 rebate.
The Financial Trends Report will be presented, of course it isn’t available before the meeting so citizens can follow along or get questions answered.
What is Normal saying has already been paid?
That brings the total spending just since May of 2018 for free money to $382,444.62. See previous total:
I wonder why Chloe got $275.00?
Just to remind you what Connect Transit gets from you every month, what the Economic Development Council gets every month, and the rent for an entire floor at 1 Uptown Circle (1 month).