By: Diane Benjamin
This plaque will be dedicated at 10:00 am Saturday on the Normal Plaza. When City Hall moved years ago they didn’t move the existing plaque with them. The American Legion decided to leave that one and install a new one:
I hear Chris Koos and Dan Brady will be making comments. Commander Chris Riley and the Honor Guard will conduct a ceremony and presentation of the flag.
The issue of the “forgotten” plaque at the old City Hall was brought up by Stan Nord shortly after he was elected. If Koos or Brady try to take credit they are lying.
h/t a reader
Normal must have unlimited amounts of money since they are again placing palm trees in Uptown:
I hear picnic tables are showing up in front of restaurants courtesy of taxpayers. Are restaurants not in Uptown getting picnic tables too? Or, is Normal practicing discrimination?
At the last meeting this spending (nobody is allowed to question) was in the packet:
That advertising totals close to $4000.
Advertising was paid even though the Normal Theater is closed. The Town is promoting live streaming videos while not understanding people go to the historic theater to see movies on the big screen and soak up the ambiance.
So how many are paying Normal to watch movies at home? I sent a FOIA.
The advertising checks in the May 4th story covered 4/16/20 – 4/29/20. The viewings didn’t cover the advertising cost. Most ticket sales didn’t cover the cost Normal incurred obtaining the video. Of course nobody has been laid off either.
At the last meeting Pam Reece claimed advertising is under contract. Are those contracts tied to the Normal Theater? It is obviously a waste of money if it isn’t.
Normal is acting like COVID is having zero effect on their finances. Is it too difficult to be truthful? The palm trees are cute but citizens know the Town didn’t buy them with money they created.