By: Diane Benjamin
This map isn’t as crazy as it first appears:
When the Town of Normal runs new sewer lines they assess fees to the new area to recover those costs. All those shaded areas have been mapped to recover those costs. The fee per acre is printed for each.
This is the map the Town of Normal used to charge Stan Nord for fees they forgot to charge the owner 12 years before Stan bought it. The guy they didn’t charge was 3 owners before Stan.
Look at the large red circled area at the top of the map. The Town staff didn’t update the map, so the warehouse space off Kerrick road won’t be charged tap-on fees because of this fail. The blue striped area below it states the charge is $2195 per acre.
Look at the bottom of that circle and the extension north on the right side. That is Ironwood and the subdivision I hear Pam Reece lives in. Note there are no assessments listed for those areas. If tap-on fees were charged a refund is due. If no fees were charged the developer got a pass at paying them.
Also note the two circled areas on far right. Neither has an assessment on the map. Did they pay or get a pass too?
Keep in mind, what developers don’t pay the taxpayers do.
If you still need a reason to vote against Preston, McCarthy, Cummings, and Koos – this is it. The developers weren’t charged tap-on fees because they aren’t designated on the map. Instead of asking why they weren’t on the map, the rest of the Council attacked Stan for asking the question.
Don’t miss the last paragraph.
Why is the Town running sewer lines to nowhere? Hope? A way to make citizens pay instead of developers?