By: Diane Benjamin
At 5:30 last night Normal held a Work Session so the “professionals staff” could tell the Council how the American Rescue Funds should/could be spent – $10,879,113 over 2 years. Half has already been received. None of that money is in the current budget, at least some will be in next year’s budget.
Pam Reece started the meeting by holding up 3 documents the Trustees had in front of them. Citizens don’t get to see them however, they aren’t on line. Transparent? Keep in mind that almost $11 million is money the Feds printed and enslaved future generations to debt. Adding to the money supply makes every dollar worth less. Basic economics!
Add in other bad polices and it’s easy to see why inflation is high. I wonder how the Town will pay the Cost of Living increase for employees?
Below are screen shots from Reece’s presentation:
The recommendations spend all but $1,545,133. Some of the spending is obviously political, see if you can spot it.
The discussion by the Council starts around 35:00. I will be commenting more in the future, right now you can listen for yourself. Just hit play: