By: Diane Benjamin
The Normal Town Council rushed through an emergency ordinance. One section was very problematic for citizens. See details in this story: https://blnnews.com/2020/03/22/normal-emergency-meeting-monday/
The offending section, granting emergency powers to only Koos and Reece, was rapidly removed from the ordinance when suggested by Chris Koos and immediately amended by Kevin McCarthy. It happened too fast not to be a setup.
I’m doing this story just to make clear what happened. The Mayor and City Manager still have the power to ban alcohol sales, close gun shops, etc without the approval of the Town Council. Those powers were already in the Town Code.
When Stan Nord realized what happened he attempted to get the Council to amend the ordinance or at least state for the record Koos and crew could not use those powers without Council approval So far your other elected representatives have refused.
Nord’s email spells out why that’s a problem. The ordinance passed on March 23rd. (received by FOIA)