Bloomington Agenda for Monday

By:  Diane Benjamin

Details on PDF page 11:


Great job by City employees, what took so long to recognize them?

PDF page 63 – the City needs to budget for extensive restoration of the outside – BCPA.  This is just repairs.
bcpa repairs

PDF page 93 – Another cost taxpayers could have avoided if they had voted to disband the Bloomington Election Commission:

BEC comp rent

PDF page 100 – I’d like to hear how much picked up as recycling ends up in the landfill:

EAC contract

PDF page 126 – Why do government workers get raises the private sector never sees?  Normal just gave their employees another Cost of Living raise.  I have no idea why this is included, I guess to justify how much they get paid:

farnsworth payroll

See EAC above.  PDF page 155:

150000 recycling

PDF page 157.  The last time I tried to drop off containers only 1/4 of a bin was available.  Do they just not want them?

rumors recycling

Approving Liquor Licenses is also on the agenda.  It will be fun to see what items are pulled for discussion,









5 thoughts on “Bloomington Agenda for Monday

  1. How old is the Judydome now? The owner of a brick home the same age would be absolutely outraged to have to spend money on tuck-pointing already. But hey, it’s taxpayer money and Mike Matejka’s boys got greased, so everything is just great, right? Right?


  2. The EAC can be compared to the MCRPC in that EAC primarily provides plans and resources for education. EAC does organize the Hazardous Waste disposal program but the City & Town are responsible for curbside recyclables.

    The $150K increased cost for recycling materials is to be paid to Midwest Fiber because the market for recyclables has declined…no buyers for used plastic, etc. I wonder if Kirk recycling & Hanson disposal are making business decisions to go to the landfill rather than pay Midwest Fiber…too many questions…not enough answers.

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    1. The cost of recycling has risen quite a bit. If a unit of recycled materials is not properly sorted and has x amount of other materials mixed in, that unit is not sold/accepted for recycling and goes directly into the landfill. This is, of course, both sad and contrary to the point of recycling. It all comes down to sorting. People might be surprised how much stuff in recycling bins doesn’t actually get recycled. Unfortunately, however well-intended, recycling is a game of chasing subsidies through a clunky government-influenced supply chain, yet feel-good message. Oh, that sounds like Bloomington-Normal in a nutshell.

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