By: Diane Benjamin
The Town of Normal has this employee to manage the golf course:
That is Total Compensation for 2018.
Onsrud has another business too – he operates the Pro Shop as an independent contractor:
The current agreement expires in March of 2020, here are the details from the contract signed in March of 2019:
The Town of Normal expected to earn around $13,000 from their 15% cut.
This agreement only references private golf lessons for the 15% commission for Normal. Onsrud also merchandises golf supplies, equipment, and accessories. The agreement isn’t clear about profit from those sales.
If 15% of private lessons will earn around $13,000 of Normal taxpayers, Onsurd is grossing almost $90,000 in addition to his salary.
Is anybody paying property taxes where this money is earned?
The Ironwood golf course has a lot of parcel numbers in the County database, all of them are listed as exempt. Does your business pay property taxes?
See all the documentation here: Ironwood golf course
Pages 10 and 11 have lists of all the laws Onsurd has to comply with. It shows why Illinois and Normal are not business friendly.