By: Diane Benjamin
This item is on the Agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting:
At the August 8, 2016 meeting, Tari tried to abolish the liquor Commission and crown himself the only guy in charge. He took it off the agenda before anybody discussed it. See this post: https://blnnews.com/2016/08/09/tari-is-truth-too-difficult/
Jim Jordan is on the Liquor Commission. The documentation doesn’t say he turned in his resignation. I do know other names were submitted to Tari for the Fire and Police Commission, evidently Renner would rather recycle his folks. Yep, transparent. Is Tari killing the Liquor Commission without a vote by the Council? Alderman Hauman claims, as mayor, she would expand the Liquor Commission. Is she going to let him by with this? Tari is still facing MANY Open Meetings Act violations as head of the Liquor Commission. But, since Lisa Madigan’s office rarely rules within 60 as the law requires, Tari could be gone as Mayor before anything happens.
(5 ILCS 120/3.5)
The council hasn’t voted to abolish the Liquor Commission and it’s not on the agenda. Evidently it’s just Tari and Sue Feldkamp now. The City website still shows three members: http://www.cityblm.org/index.aspx?page=417
Also on the agenda is partnering with the County for improvements to the Towanda-Barnes/Ireland Grove Road Intersection. They want to add a right turn lane from Towanda Barnes onto Ireland Grove. I’d be happy if the traffic signals worked. Cars heading west on Ireland Grove frequently don’t get a Green Light no matter when they arrive at the intersection. A right turn lane might be nice, but those cars need better signage. A RED light frequently doesn’t mean STOP now.
The last item on the agenda is:
- New City Hall needed?
- New Public Works facilities are needed?
- City Management can’t make a decision on their own?
- The City needs consultants to blame for what they find?
- We just ripped off taxpayers for $169,000?
- Democrats running the City are easy to fleece?