By: Diane Benjamin
In the past elected Trustees were just rubber stamps. Since the election, Koos is losing control.
Has Chris Koos ever read Illinois law? Read the last line Mr. Mayor:
At last night’s meeting Koos stated (15:32) the bills listed with the agenda have already been paid. He expects the Trustees to just vote yes. According to the law above, the Council must approve bills BEFORE they are paid! Did Koos miss the “shall approve for payment”? Doesn’t that mean BEFORE they are paid?
Maybe the rest of the Council doesn’t mind being immaterial, I’m sure Stan and Karyn won’t stand for it!
By questioning expenses Stan Nord and Karyn Smith have already found payments the Town didn’t owe. Is that what Koos is afraid of? Don’t citizens expected their elected representatives to actually REPRESENT?
Koos thinks the Council vote is merely an acknowledgment they have seen the payments that have already been made. His comment means he has no understanding of law or the role of Trustees. Have you noticed payroll is NEVER on the agenda for approval? When does the Council approve that spending?
Stan and Karyn were elected to stop this nonsense, Koos doesn’t like it. He is attempting to hide behind Robert’s Rules of Order that he evidently hasn’t read either. The passage below refers to chairman in the generic sense, meaning whoever is running the meeting: http://www.rulesonline.com/rror-10.htm
Maybe Koos thinks actually representing the people fleeced for his folly is “factious”.
After Public Comment, Koos launched his remarks before the Omnibus Budget was presented. Just hit play to hear the tyrant in chief. (14:45) Next fast forward to see Chemberly Cummings in what looks like a pre-planned attack on Stan Nord when he asked a question. 19:50
Nord was once again asking about the ridiculous lease of 1 Uptown Circle. Koos shut him down with the help of Cummings. Karl Sila spoke at Public Comment on the same issue (8:27)
The biggest problem Normal has is not admitting when they screw up. Koos thinks spending can only be discussed once a year at budget time. Reversing course because conditions change is unthinkable.