By: Diane Benjamin
One Normal Plaza is a tranquil park like setting. It is the site of the Soldiers and Sailors Home were many kids grew up. If you haven’t driven through the area, please do. Everything about this should be preserved for future generations.
The Town of Normal staff have proposed zoning changes allowing establishments that sell alcohol that residents who live nearby oppose. These citizens held another meeting last week, I wasn’t able to attend this one but the video of the meeting is posted on the Marc Tiritilli for Mayor of Normal Facebook page.
Many citizens spoke, the entire Town Council was not allowed to attend because Normal claimed that would violate the Open Meetings Act. OMA would not have been violated if all members had “Sat Down and Shut Up” and just listened. Of course, that’s what they want citizens to do, not them. Chris Koos was there and of course had to speak.
Below is video of just one speaker – this is a must watch. He’s a veteran who understands the significance of this area, he also just moved from Bloomington to Normal with his kids. You NEED to hear his story and why he moved and what happened when he did.