By: Diane Benjamin
Actions by the Town of Normal can only be labeled vengeance using your money for retribution to Bloomington for dissolving Metrozone years ago. This is why all incumbents must be replaced on April 6th.
Bloomington currently supplies water to Rivian. In this story is a graphic proving Normal wants to supply the water by replacing Bloomington service: https://blnnews.com/2020/09/28/is-normal-abusing-taxpayers/
Why is Normal using taxpayer money to duplicate service to Rivian? In the above story Normal spent $250,000 for project design. The Community Investment Plan calls for spending $4,750,000 for “College Ave extension”. That totals $5 million to run water to Rivian while other projects don’t get done. Worse, this Rivian project is marked “critical”. Why is duplicating service “critical”?
See “Water” – far right side: http://cip.normal.org/
When you locate the Water page, scroll down to see projects that aren’t going to be funded. Click on each project for more information. Below are a few of the projects that are not being funded because of Normal’s priority is to steal business from Bloomington:
If your home catches fire at any of the above note “fire flow”
may not be adequate to extinguish it.
The last group of projects is listed as costing $360,000. That can’t be correct but that is the cost listed, maybe it’s for each one. Pine is listed as costing $620,000, Marion is $400,000. All are less than running water to Rivian. This proves priorities of the current Town of Normal leadership have nothing to do with citizens. However:
Rivian will be able to buy water from Normal instead of Bloomington.