You might have missed the 6-minute Village Board meeting held Monday evening Feb 18, 2013 while flipping through TV channels looking for "The Bachelor" or "Biggest Loser."
If you landed on Channel 10, you would have found the Biggest Losers in Lisle are the Lisle taxpayers - losing money that is.
Lisle's Mayor and Board of Trustees held a record-breaking short meeting Monday night - only 6 minutes long, including the Pledge of Allegiance and roll call.
With no discussion, Mayor Broda and the Village Board approved and authorized $1.2 Million in spending.
- No discussion regarding the 2013-2014 budget. As of mid-January, there was a projected deficit in the draft budget.
- No discussion regarding the falling sales tax revenues. Napervilles' sales tax revenue is UP; down in Lisle.
- No discussion regarding the falling hotel/motel tax revenues. US Hotels stays are UP, but down in Lisle.
Included in the approved and authorized spending, we find the following:
$1,250.00 Recognition Gift Cards to Chef Paul German Restaurant
$1,400.00 Recognition Gift Cards to Chinns' 34th Street Restaurant
$1,250.00 Recognition Gift Cards to Bombola Pizza Restaurant
$1,450.00 Recognition Gift Cards to Yerbabuena Restaurant
$1,513.00 To Rearrange office furniture
$7,698.21 To remove/save murals
$1,440.00 Dinner Dance Tickets
10% of Lisle residents are reported as living at or below poverty level.