Despite “productive” talks between a local laborer representative and City staff, the prevailing wage ordinance Bloomington aldermen approved Monday night did not include a local hiring provision.
Starting this fall Normal will hand over the reins to a private company to manage its school crossing guard program.
Bloomington aldermen unanimously approved rules and educational materials for the City’s Public Safety and Community Relations Board Tuesday night.
Town council members Monday night unanimously approved plans for a new apartment complex east of AMC’s Starplex Theater in Normal.
“We want to try to bid as much work as we can early in the construction season so that we can be proactive and have as much of that work done throughout the construction season as possible,” said Bloomington Public Works Director Jim Karch.
A new restriction was added to the City’s liquor code Monday night: the City of Bloomington won’t grant liquor licenses to new businesses located within 100 feet of a day care center. City Council members voted 5-4 to approve the ordinance adding day care centers to a list of locations protected in the liquor code, which already includes churches, schools, senior care centers and hospitals.
The Normal Town Council meeting Monday night covered three issues, including the sale of the Marriott Hotel, the reopening of Swingers Grille, and plans for Mayor Koos to return at the end of this month.
Main Point: Monday's Bloomington City Council meeting covered four issues, including an approved city budget, a presentation on crime stats by Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner, funding for a multi-sport complex feasibility study, and the water department's current projects.
During a brief council meeting Monday night, the Normal Town Council approved infrastructure improvements and Mayor Chris Koos announced a leave of absence effective immediately.
“Integrity,” “trusted,” and “visionary” were just some of the words used to describe Normal City Manager Mark Peterson at his final Council meeting Monday night. Council members took time to publicly thank the administrator for his service before he retires March 30.