By: Diane Benjamin
$100,000 to move this?
What we know:
- Koos and Company are REALLY upset by the results of the last election
- The citizens overwhelmingly voted the “Plan” dead
- Koos and Company think the “Plan” isn’t dead
- This building will not be saved
- The Normal voters waited too long to send the message the “Plan” is dead
- The downtown locals grow up with is almost gone
The entire mural can not be just cut out, kept intact, and moved to another location. If it is moved, it will require extensive repairs and repainting.
Is it worth $100,000?
Anyone who thinks it is should raise the money themselves. Taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to fund the relocation.
The people now upset about losing yet another historic building lost. The Council proved they had no intention of altering the “Plan” that has been in place for many years. Marc Tiritilli almost defeating Chris Koos two years ago did nothing to alter the “Plan”. The April 2019 election started the process, in two years the “Plan” can be buried permanently. Of course voters need to show up!
Historic buildings have been disappearing for the “Plan” for many years. Charging taxpayers $100,000 for art that doesn’t have any hope of staying intact just might be vengeance against the citizens who voted against their “Plan”.
Where were the protesters when Normal bought the property?
This is what the Town paid for 100-104 E Beaufort in 2005:
Pin # 14-28-435-026. Look it up here: http://mcleanil.devnetwedge.com/
Instead of being angry about the art, where is the outrage against Koos and Company for giving away properties taxpayers paid for?