At the Bloomington City Council meeting on December 8th, Mayor Renner gave his State of the City speech. The council then had a discussion over the rescheduling of the "Committee of the Whole" meeting. The council then wrapped up the meeting with a presentation from the Downtown Task Force.Read More
At Tuesday's Normal Town Council meeting, the issues discussed included: property tax settlement with Young America, funding for traffic signals, sexual harassment prevention, and the search for a new city manager.Read More
The Bloomington City Council unanimously approved over $1.4 million in funding for four city projects: an operating deficit at Grossinger Motors Arena; concessions and parking at Miller Park Zoo; financing the Economic Development Council’s BN Advantage strategy; and wayfinding signs for Downtown Bloomington.
At Monday’s meeting, the Bloomington City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will add $375,000 to the Grossinger Motors Arena FY 2018 budget. Arena manager VenuWorks sought additional funds from the city to cover a projected $376,411 operating deficit for the rest of the fiscal year.Read More
Approximately 200 residents gathered at the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts on Monday to share opinions on the Welcoming City Ordinance. Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner gave his official position against the ordinance after a search of BPD records revealed no instances of the city's assistance with any deportations. The search included records dated as far back as 2002.Read More
The Town of Normal passed an ordinance to reissue up to $10M in bonds to cover the General Fund’s debt obligations. Normal currently has nearly $90.5M in outstanding long-term debt and carries a AAA rating. The town’s debt to assessed value, a metric that shows the town’s abilities to cover its debt obligations...Read More
At its December 11th meeting, the Bloomington City Council focused on taxes and several other issues. Unlike the Town of Normal, Bloomington’s Tax Levy saw very little change. The Council also adopted a new ordinance and heard updates from Police Chief Brendan Heffner and Fire Chief Jason Moore.Read More
On Monday evening, Normal Town Council held a public hearing on an Ordinance Authorizing the 2017 Property Tax Levy. The council heard from eleven Normal residents who all spoke out against the tax increase, asking the Council to explore other options for funding fire and police pensions.Read More