Posts tagged Council Briefing
Aldermen Tighten Liquor License Restrictions, Reduce Potential Fines for Lake Bloomington Dock Owners

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.

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Council Briefing: Cash Matters and Intersection Improvements for Towanda-Barnes

As the City of Bloomington worked Monday night to lighten its budget deficit, the City Council made one thing clear: Cash Matters...  Alderman Diana Hauman raised several issues Monday night, including the decision to finance a parking lot purchase the City made last month. The City purchased the Frontier parking lot for $961,000 just two weeks ago, a decision the council approved in April 2017. The Council has now authorized the City to finance the purchase with a $1M bond.

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Council Briefing: Special Session Covers Solid Waste, City Manager Search

On Monday night the Bloomington City Council held a special session, which included discussions on waste management plans and the search for a permanent city manager. First, council members retracted the idea of outsourcing the city’s solid waste program, instead directing City staff to explore a combination of changes to current program fees and services.

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Council Briefing: Bloomington Seeks Solutions for Budget Deficit

Bloomington city officials presented ideas to shore up a projected $2.9M budget deficit for FY2019 at the council regular session meeting, 7:00 p.m. Monday at City Hall.Interim City Manager Steve Rasmussen outlined a possible budget scenario, which included cutting services and generating new revenue to make up the deficit. Department heads were on hand to present additional details and answer questions.

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