By: Diane Benjamin
Sometimes I can put puzzle pieces together on my own, sometimes I can’t. It takes you readers filling in the missing pieces! Many have, it is much appreciated.
The underpass has MANY puzzle pieces! Frequently I forget what I have written and what has happened at Council meetings – I am a victim of covering way too many units of government closing in on 8 years now. How about a #GivingThursday donation? Contribute now
See the story from earlier today or this story won’t make sense: https://blnnews.com/2019/12/05/normal-taxpayers-fleeced-again/
There is another really interesting statement in the MOU:
Before the November 18, 2019 Normal Town Council meeting a work session was held pertaining to the underpass. See this story for details: https://blnnews.com/2019/11/25/the-normal-underpass-history/
I re-listened to the Work Session and found some interesting things. Hear Marc Tiritilli at 28:45. He states there is no reason anything has to be done now, the only reason the underpass is back is because of the $13,000,000 grant. He is absolutely right per the MOU.
Below is another part of the MOU, according to this paragraph Subway shouldn’t exist and neither should the elevators to City Hall:
Next listen to Kathleen Lorenz at 1:28:28. She claims the Council previously decided on an underpass, “that train has left the station” and can’t be changed.
Too bad she didn’t feel that way about the property tax increase.
It’s okay to change your mind on a tax increase Kathleen, but not an underpass?
Kathleen posted the below on Facebook 1 day before the last election. Listen to the video – she claims she holds the line on tax increases. Note the date – it must have been an April Fools joke.