By: Diane Benjamin
If local governments had not started Live Streaming meetings, the media would be your only source for information.
So far I haven’t seen a word about Stan Nord speaking at the Normal Town Council meeting last night.
Mr. Nord spoke about property he is trying to develop on West College. He accused the town of forcing him to include property in his proposed plat that is not legal to develop. It’s all complicated but the bottom line is he is claiming he is forced to pay development fees simply because the Town wants his money. He also claimed previous owners of the property did not pay tap on fees and now the Town is trying to get him to pay for past mistakes by Town personnel. He claims the Town is ignoring the Town code and taking staff recommendations for fees instead.
The comments outraged Mark Peterson.
Hit play to hear Mr. Nord’s comments, Peterson’s comments start around 26:00.
Several Trustees said they spoke with Mr. Nord previously. I have no information other than what’s on this video. Mr. Nord is well spoken. He sounds to me like a guy trying to build a business while being abused by government. Maybe his business isn’t the “right fit”.
If the media is going to ignore this exchange, that means you need to hear it.
One funny thing, the documentation never says Mr. Nord’s first name. Chris Koos called him Mr. Nord. To find his first name I had to look up who owned the property (TSS Storage LLC) and then look up the LLC name on the Secretary of State’s website: https://www.ilsos.gov/corporatellc/CorporateLlcController