By: Diane Benjamin
This paragraph is in the minutes to be approved at Monday night’s meeting. They reflect part of the Connect Transit discussion from the prior meeting. If you remember, Stan Nord wanted some accountability for the money Normal pays them.
Did you know that once an item is in the budget it can’t be changed? (I didn’t either!)
In case you missed it, Chris Koos told the Pantagraph he will not appoint Marc Tiritilli to the Connect Transit Board. Marc isn’t the “right fit”.
The $100 a month lease for 305 S. Linden is NOT on the agenda.
Checks to be approved:
Hum . . .
Still spending money trying to get free money
Total since last May – $4,238.79 + $348,389.08 = $352,657.87 https://blnnews.com/2018/10/15/normal-is-following-the-plan/
Maxwell Park is getting a makeover with the State contributing half of the total – $800,000. This is the beginning:
Stan Nord’s property is back on the agenda!
This paragraph is all you need to know:
11 years and 3 land owners ago the Town of Normal failed to collect a sewer tap-on fees before connecting it. The Town wants Stan to pay for their error.
If the Town can require Stan to pay now for their failure to collect the fee before connecting, they can do it to any property owner in Normal.
There is a THIRD option. The Town of Normal needs to admit they screwed up and quit trying to force somebody to pay for their error. Keep in mind this is the Town that gives away property they paid for to preferred developers.
Read the letter from Stan’s lawyer on PDF page 134. This action continues to PDF page 142.