By: Diane Benjamin
Yes, I received this list by FOIA.
Below is a list of properties where water appears to be shut off because there aren’t any current bills, at least that’s the policy. They all show past due amounts over 120 days. If even the first 10 pages (49 per page) have water shut off that’s a lot of properties sitting empty. How many are rental properties? The City of Bloomington has no idea.
Is Bloomington’s accounting really this bad? There are 3095 entries on this list. Starting around page 26 the amounts are below $60 which leads me to believe people moved and didn’t pay the final bill. Nobody is trying to collect? They haven’t been turned over to a collection agency? How many months/years have they been on this list?
Didn’t Bloomington have an agreement with the new owners of Jumer’s to pay the bills? (See the first line)
Total Due is $441,269.22. Since Bloomington can just raise rates if they need more money, they aren’t worried about collecting?
Note: Where are the East or West? 713 W. Front or 713 E. Front? The current owners probably care if they are mistaken for the owner not paying the bills.