By: Diane Benjamin
If you’ve ever watched a Normal Town Council meeting you know Chris Koos, Pam Reece, and most of the Council don’t appreciate Stan Nord representing citizens. The formerly 10 minute meetings with your elected officials never questioning anything are over.
The emails below reveal how City Manager Pam Reece feels. She doesn’t want questioned and she really doesn’t want the “professions staff” questioned. If you’ve been reading for awhile you know the “professional staff” should be questioned.
These emails are from April. Nord is wondering why decisions shutting down Normal’s economy were made by Koos and Reece. The Town code says any executive orders by Koos do not last over 6 days. The Council has still not been allowed to discuss any aspect that is devastating local businesses – except for the mayor’s that never closed.
The emails I received by FOIA start after Koos made another proclamation banning door-to-door sales. Take your time reading, these emails eventually end in Pam Reece saying what she will never say in public. Stan wouldn’t be questioning anything if he hadn’t found a long list of problems – including Reece paying property taxes the Town doesn’t owe and below market rents and sales to friends while taxes and fees constantly increase.
I saw no responses from the rest of the Council. My FOIA my not have covered them however. Stan has been told his role is like being on the Board of Directors. Well folks, who gets blamed if a company fails? Hint: It isn’t the “professional staff”.