By: Diane Benjamin
It’s really rare for Bloomington and Normal to buy the same thing so close together, but they just did.
Normal got $9000 for trading in a 2013 model, Bloomington is keeping a 2012 for backup.
Both opted for gas engines instead of the more expensive diesel.
Normal is not saving money with the prepayment discount. Below are the two invoices, supporting documents are not in the packets:
Bloomington PDF page 20: http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1126&Inline=True
Normal PDF page 47: https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/4039
Is Normal cutting corners or is Bloomington buying deluxe? See the options list on the Bloomington invoice. It looks like Normal will need to have the graphics done after delivery.
Note, delivery won’t be for at least 325 days.