By: Diane Benjamin
The Town of Normal has no problem telling citizens to subsidize their pet projects. This story is from a year ago, nothing has changed: https://blnnews.com/2019/12/18/the-property-normal-should-be-paying-property-taxes-on/
102 W North is rented to Ohmfit and Dan Brady’s campaign office. Rented property is taxable for property taxes, the Town declared this one exempt even though it doesn’t quality.
Taxpayers are paying all the utilities and insurance.
A retail store gets to evade property taxes because the Town of Normal has the building mis-classified.
Taxpayers are subsidizing Dan Brady’s campaign office because he isn’t paying property taxes either.
Without paying property taxes the Town is likely making money between the two rents. Friends of Dan Brady pays $400 a month. Ohmfit is only paying $180 a month.
By not paying property taxes and not including them in the rent, both rentals have advantages other businesses don’t. (More Normal picking winners and losers)
This has been going on for years.
Worse, how does the Dan Brady lease not violate campaign finance law since public funds are involved: