By: Diane Benjamin
Many people wondered what the Town of Normal was up to when they decided to stop enforcing the State Energy Codes. For a Town that has no problem spending taxpayer money to be “green” it didn’t feel right. See this story: https://blnnews.com/2019/08/06/normals-stan-nord-fires-back/
Side note: ISU is building housing for sophomores. What codes do they have to comply with? Better question, will the rental market decline when all those kids don’t need to live off campus anymore? Will the rental property owners demand their assessment be decreased? If “yes”, the Town of Normal will still need the same amount of money – guess where they will get it!
More emails received by FOIA:
Stan received this response from Mayor Chris Koos:
Quit wasting staff’s time? Did Koos miss the part about “the public is asking”?
And then he sent a correction:
Pam Reece chimed in with the same explanation given at the meeting
Karyn Smith obviously had the same questions, I didn’t see Koos being condescending to her.