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Normal Budget

Council at the meeting
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Normal will enact a 2 percent water fee increase as part of the annual budget council members approved Monday night.

Pam Reece
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Normal City Manager Pam Reece says the town’s efforts to tighten its belt last year have paid off.

Chris Koos at a meeting
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Normal’s mayor and council members will see higher salaries beginning in 2021.

The council voted Monday night to raise the mayor’s salary from $18,000 to $32,000, and to raise council members’ salaries from $4,800 to $6,800.

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After the Town of Normal passed spending cuts and new fees to close a $3 million budget gap this year, it looks like next year’s budget will be deficit-free.

Two girls speak to the Normal Town Council
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The Town of Normal ended its fiscal year June 30, with reserves down by $1.8 million.

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The Normal Theater could see an upgrade to its lighting system, allowing it to be used for more live performances and community events. The town council will consider spending $57 thousand on the energy efficient upgrade for the venue.

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The Normal Town Council is supporting a $10 million bond to finish funding the new Fire Department Headquarters next to Illinois State University and pay their portion of the property development next to Hyatt Place. The bond will also be used for additional projects, pending council approval.

Normal Looking At 'Status Quo' Budget

Jan 14, 2016
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Next year's budget for the Town of Normal won't look much different from this year. The Town Council is working on the spending plan. City Manager Mark Peterson says the proposal is "a little higher, but, really, no major difference in basic operations."

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The Town of Normal is moving forward with its plans to build a new fire department headquarters along North Main Street. Town Council members voted in support of an additional $384 thousand to take the next step in the process as part of a total project cost of around $7.9 million.

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The Normal Town Council is giving the green light to a six year community investment plan. The proposal includes 119 capital projects that add up to $56 million, but those projects do not include a soccer complex or indoor recreation center.

Normal Approves 'Uptown 2.0'

Nov 17, 2015
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The Normal Town Council is moving forward with Uptown 2.0. Council members approved the master plan update presented last September. 

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The Town of Normal is preparing a property tax levy, which will be brought before council members next month.