By: Diane Benjamin
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Most of the 500+ people who filed claims with Bloomington’s insurance company will be denied:
The City of Bloomington is FLUSH with cash. They have so much they are planning to make equipment purchases with cash instead of putting them on a credit card. (capital lease). Ending this practice is a GOOD thing. People who have endured severe flooding and sewage for decades should be compensated. The City failed to upgrade infrastructure because downtown was more important. Many millions of dollars have been wasted on entertainment that has failed. Now the City is providing free entertainment to get people downtown. Gee, sounds like Normal. Of course nothing is free, taxpayers get the bill.
This screen shot is from 1:39:05 of the video below. It’s a little fuzzy, the printed reports haven’t been posted yet.
The City is anticipating ending last fiscal year with an extra $27,075,500 when they only need 2 months of reserves – less than $19 million.
Don’t expect a tax refund!
Subject to change, below is where the City plans to spend money for the next 5 years. More specific information will be rolled out in August.
O’Neill isn’t a pool, it’s a water park. These two project have to happen since plans are being created that cost around $750,000 each. Council can’t toss expensive studies and plans. Both Bloomington and Normal want better libraries. Of course one GREAT library isn’t possible for both cities when citizens paying the bills are the only ones who want it.