The Town of Normal still does not have this meeting properly posted. They do have the 7:00 pm meeting posted. Their lawyer needs to re-read the Open Meetings Act.
By: Diane Benjamin
The notice below is not posted on the Town of Normal website under agendas or anywhere else I looked. This was sent to me by a citizen. I hope the Town doesn’t consider this their official notice! The Open Meetings Act Requires meetings to be posted where citizens can see it, that would be the place meetings are normally posted.
The meeting is being held at Heartland instead of the Council Chambers. It is also being held at 5:00 when a lot of people will not be able to attend. Likely it will not be live streamed.
The notice does not say it is a joint meeting with the Bloomington City Council even though it is. It is properly posted on the Bloomington website under Agendas: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=18312
The presentation will likely recommend spending millions for a utopia of sports that will draw visitors from all over the country. Neither Town has the money to spend. Both know where they can get more, they have stolen increasing amounts of your money over and over and over in recent years. Yes, taxes are theft.
If the presentation was going to say the market is already saturated with sports complexes and there isn’t a market for yet another one, the meeting would not be held.
Meanwhile, the soccer people are raising money for their own complex. New leadership finally asked what the two groups have been doing for years and found out the answer was nothing.
Pony League built their own complex with no tax dollars. That complex did not spur economic development in the area even though the parking lot can’t hold all the cars.
You can either attend or read what the media thinks you need to know. If you are denied the right to speak during Public Comment because you didn’t advise them in advance, please let me know. Normal’s Public Comment policy is still illegal, it needs to be challenged.
I wonder if the Normal Council plans to hold their regular meeting at 7:00?
Keep in mind the economic impact numbers for the Coliseum were pure fiction. https://blnnews.com/2014/06/24/coliseums-economic-impact-cough-cough/