By: Diane Benjamin
Bills and Payroll: https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=23995
Congrats taxpayers! No employees are receiving Sick Leave Buy Back payments this time to spike their pensions. Don’t get excited though, you will be paying again:
See PDF page 89 of the agenda.
Denise Balagna will be receiving an extra $205.78 per month
Joyce McKeon will be receiving an extra $506.54 per month
Carol Hoerr will be receiving an extra $512.58 per month
Scott Sprouls will be receiving an extra $608.32 per month
Their windfall will only cost taxpayers $314,083. Of course it could be more if the markets crash and the value of the pensions plans take a dive with it.
A Constitutional Amendment to fix pensions should be on the November ballot, politicians are too chicken to fix the elephant in the room. Instead, the State wants you to pay more taxes to keep the boat floating. VOTE NO. The Amendment means higher income taxes and when that doesn’t work, taxing retirement funds.
Bills being paid:
Save these in case the BCPA posts event reports. So far there are zero from 2020:
Normal paid the EDC $1600 for each one going to One Voice, so far Bloomington is doing this:
It always makes me laugh when they throw parties for themselves and charge it to Community Relations. Does that mean they are laughing at the citizens paying for it?
Remember when Tari Renner had a PCard and constantly fed himself? Once the Council yanked it most of the free lunches stopped. He is getting reimbursed for one Monday:
Speaking of Tari, his renovated home is for sale: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2-Sable-Oaks-Ct-Bloomington-IL-61704/76977734_zpid/
It’s on the market for $10,000 less than he paid for it in 2009. That is what happens to your biggest investment when you live in a State with no fiscal responsibility and a City taking 10s of millions more out of the economy than a few short years ago. State Farm didn’t move people out because here is a good place to locate a business.
The property tax and assessment history are included on the link above. It appears Tari has been busy appealing his property taxes, you should be too: