By: Diane Benjamin
Follow-up to this story: https://blnnews.com/2023/01/18/no-response-to-foia-bloomington/
Shortly after posting this story yesterday I received what was called “a copy” of the extension request they had previously sent. I never received the request, maybe how it was written is why:
I have no idea what Titan Virgil means plus the original request is not information I requested.
Tuesday I had sent a PAST DUE notice to the Bloomington Clerk’s office, I did not receive a response.
According to the extension I should receive it today. I received it yesterday instead. Below is part of the FOIA:
Why does Bloomington have TWO reserve ambulances? To cover Normal when they are running calls in Hudson and Towanda?
I also FOIA’d the electricity bills for 4 months. I don’t know is heat is electric or gas, but the 4 months of bills ranged from a low of $926.12 in September to $1187.51 in December. The City is also paying themselves a local tax:
Since the City found a use for this never used as a fire station, I wonder if they will find as use for the never used water tower next. I’ve heard the homeowners association has met at the building in the past, I don’t know if they still are and if they pay to use the building. Maybe another FOIA is needed.