By: Diane Benjamin
Normal is paying the retro salary from last year’s budget:
The population of Normal in 2019 was 54,742, a lot of the population are ISU students. Even with ISU, Normal is a small town. Bloomington’s City Manager earns $185,000 to run a larger city: https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=18082
Pam Reece’s contract expires March 31, 2021. Local elections will be in April 2021. I wonder if the Town will attempt to extend her contract before the election. Considering this raise is close to a year late, they shouldn’t.
Meanwhile, remember the budget session that lasted all day but the audio on the video didn’t? The minutes are included for approval, see PDF pages 21-22. They say virtually nothing.
Payments not allowed to be discussed:
Note the One Voice cost – the annual trip to DC to beg for money.
There is a lot of miscellaneous on the agenda: spending Motor Fuel Tax funds, rezoning, etc. See the agenda if interested.