By: Diane Benjamin
Make sure you reads to the bottom!
PDF page 31-39:
104 West North has been leased to Dan Brady and Rodney Davis for many years – same price $1 a year. They are responsible for utilities and insurance. Then there’s this:
PDF page 36:
So, the Town gets $1 in revenue, but the Town (taxpayers) pay the Property taxes. How much are they?
Brady and Davis rent the first floor, the documentation doesn’t say if anyone is renting the second floor (they aren’t). Eventually the Town wants Trail North built on this site. When the town locates somebody willing to build the final piece taxpayers will get to subsidize them too. Both representatives get an allowance to use for district offices. Normal wants taxpayers to pay instead.
In other business:
Abating Rivian’s property taxes is on the agenda per the 5 year agreement signed in 2016.
Also on the agenda is annexing the farmland Rivian bought across the street and rezoning is it to manufacturing.
There is no annexation agreement included in the documentation! How can the Council vote to annex the property without an agreement with Rivian? Is the Town giving away more stuff they don’t want citizens to know about? Abating property taxes? Running utilities at taxpayer expense? When was the required Public Hearing?
Watch the vote, the bobbleheads won’t care they don’t know what they are voting on.
As Nancy Pelosi says: You have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.