By: Diane Benjamin
The City of Bloomington is now posting information about meetings in a new place with a different presentation: http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=1129
Instead of being able to view supporting documents on-line, everything now downloads automatically. Either people will no longer look at the documentation or their computers will be clogged with a bunch of meaningless documents.
VenuWorks will present their version of the financial statements. Listen for un-audited in the presentation. The City likely knows what the audited loss is, but you aren’t allowed to know yet.
The paper was finally forced to admit a huge fire occurred on City property at Lake Bloomington. The fire happened in March. They claim the loss is over $500,000. It is, according to my reporting the loss is over $1,000,000. This is one of the stories: https://blnnews.com/2019/06/17/no-reimbursement-for-lake-bloomington-fire-yet/
The Council will discuss replacing the gutted structure. Since the staff couldn’t do their job without replacing a lot of the destroyed equipment, much of it has already been purchased.
Cannabis is back again. This time the Council will hear what the Illinois Municipal League recommends.
This meeting is scheduled to be short – an hour and 16 minutes. We will see.