By: Diane Benjamin
Mboka Mwilambwe wasn’t there – he’s out of the country.
John Danenberger was AWOL.
So was Cody Hendricks.
Tim Gleason was MIA, of course he has TWO assistants, so Billy Tyus did his job.
The only Public comment was Scott Stimeling who once again raged about fireworks. He seems to think whatever is spent on them should be put in infrastructure instead. A John Adams quote on July 4th just for Scott:
“I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival…It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
Evidently there is a new Route 66 sign somewhere by Miller Park. It was likely funded with the same State grant Normal used to build theirs.
Starting with the 7/24 meeting the Council will be meeting at the BCPA while the new dais is constructed. All 3 August meetings will be there too as well as other boards and commissions who meet in the same room. Watch the website for details.
As predicted no one spoke during the Public Hearing on spending CDBG funds, just Community Development Director Melissa Hon. Just hit play to hear her presentation. She recaps what the money received from the Feds was spent on last year.