Mulberry School Board President Nick Keever claims the signs are not on their property. According to GIS they own the corner of Beech and Lincoln.
He also claims they don’t own the property with the Mulberry School sign on it. Nick claims half of their building is owned as a private residence and the signs are on their property. There is an address as 602 E Lincoln that GIS locates as part of the building they have the school in. GIS shows Bloomington-Normal Mulberry School Corp as owning all the property facing Beech and Lincoln however.
So, you decide.
By: Diane Benjamin
Remember the Koos and company campaign signs illegally on Town of Normal property in One Normal Plaza? https://blnnews.com/2021/03/12/campaign-signs-still-there/
I hear the signs have been moved back to Nick Africano’s property – the guy who took your tax dollars to tear down a building a fix up another one and never finished but kept the money. https://blnnews.com/2020/03/06/one-normal-plaza-and-nick-africano/
Now another One Normal Place location has a problem with laws: Mulberry School.
Mulberry is a non profit – 501(c)(3), see some past tax returns here: https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/370951049
Since they are tax exempt and own the building they are in, they don’t pay property taxes. All of those close to annual property tax increases inflicted on citizens under Koos and buddies on the Council don’t affect them.
Mulberry does know the IRS rules forbids them from participating in political activities, a reader told them on March 8, 2021 when signs appeared on their property supporting Koos, Zimmerman, and McCarthy.
The signs were removed the next day.
Violating the law and jeopardizing their tax exempt status must not bother Mulberry School. The campaign signs are back! Did Koos and his buddies tell them not to worry about keeping their tax exempt status?
Any readers work for the IRS?
Signs from March 8 and yesterday: