Town of Normal last night

By: Diane Benjamin There was 1 Public Comment at the beginning of the meeting – Karl Sila. 1:45. Another person was prevented from speaking by Normal’s tyrannical policy until the end of the meeting. When it was finally her turn she wasn’t there. Liz Burton was called at 1:34:35. Normal should be ashamed of themselves […]

Normal’s budget finds:

By: Diane Benjamin At tonight’s meeting a budget hearing is being held. Likely no one will show up to speak. Nice. Below are a couple things I found while not looking very hard. PDF page 95: That 10.00 is the percentage increase from this year. What is the Town planning to spend $55,000 on? […]

Normal: Monday’s agenda and bills

By:  Diane Benjamin This statement is in the minutes for approval from the last meeting: Koos had 7 people interested, 3 that had filled out the on-line form.  See this previous story: Normal allows spiking too.  CDM (Children’s Discovery Museum) Foundation Board has 13 Board members.  Since the Board is a non-profit, why did […]

Normal: Where your money goes

By:  Diane Benjamin For the second year in a row the Harmon Grants total $25,000.  In 2017 they totaled $50,000.  See this year’s recipients on PDF page 34.  Paul Harmon didn’t donate the money, it’s your money. More spending trying to get free money: The total spent since May 2018 was $352,657.87.  Add this […]

Normal’s Monday bills

By:  Diane Benjamin Link to the Monday packet: Another 10 minute meeting with not much on the agenda.  None of these items will get discussed. At the June 4th meeting $25,000 of Harmon Grants were approved – PDF page 27 Monday night they are paying the grants, but the total is $26,500 – PDF […]

Normal giving away your money

By:  Diane Benjamin Running out of other people’s money has caused Normal to give away less of your money this year.  I wonder how many votes were bought through Harmon Grants? Last year’s list shows $50,000 was given away: This year’s list: The YWCA got more of your money, I’m betting they bought tickets for […]