By: Diane Benjamin
WGLT wrote a story on March 6, 2020 stating: wglt.org/wages-flat-mclean-county-lagging-rest-us-economy
Tonight’s Normal Town Council agenda:
PDF page 71:
Normal gives Cost of Living increases twice a year!
Normal’s own propaganda arm – WGLT – stated wages are flat for most residents. I saw a station selling gas for $1.88 yesterday. People are losing their jobs because of a virus and State Farm abandoning their bank. Is Normal going to insult the taxpayers with this:
If this isn’t pulled from the agenda Normal is sending you serfs a clear message!
It was nice of Normal to group a lot of questionable expenses together:
-Chemberly is going somewhere when crowds are supposed to be avoided?
-The Town already paid $1,600 for Koos to attend One Voice. he spent another $2,109?: https://blnnews.com/2020/02/14/normal-pam-reece-get-a-retroactive-raise/
-Pantagraph always gets paid, why is the town sponsoring anything?
-Did Pam wreck the Town vehicle? Did she run into the Greenbriar wall? (just asking!)
-lots of rebates and of course the monthly rent for 1 Uptown Circle
More expenses for the software from this story: https://blnnews.com/2020/02/12/more-on-normals-software-debacle/
The library is continuing to spend money for a new building whether you want one or not:
See last year’s TIF report here:
The Town of Normal took out $20,000,000 in bonds. Revenue to the TIF was $779,014, expenses were $1,005,312. As of 3/31/2019 the TIF shows a negative balance of : (29,379,961)
What is Main and Osage? The Flats – student housing: https://theflatsatisu.com/
The reviews on Yelp are terrible. What happens when ISU opens a new dorm? ISU is not only going after the private sector by building a sophomore dorm, they are going after Normal taxpayers. What happens when The Flats wants their property reassessed because they can’t rent the apartments? Who is going to pay those bonds? Since the TIF has negative cash flow, Normal taxpayers are already getting the bill.
Add this to the previous story: https://blnnews.com/2020/03/13/why-is-isu-going-after-private-business/
Normal elected people for a decade who thought they could “create” the perfect Normal by handing out your money to developers. How’s that working?