By: Diane Benjamin
More emails the Normal taxpayers need to see.
Note the date, Rivian never requested water from Normal. The Town of Normal is trying to talk them into it.
Pam Reece has said OVER and OVER spending $5 million+ for water lines on top of Bloomington’s is for future economic development. The email below proves that was merely a talking point to sound better. Again, note the date:
On September 8, 2020 the Council approved a $250,000 water study, documentation of course says future economic development: https://blnnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/pages-from-master-9.8.20-normal-council.pdf
A few weeks later Pam Reece is having another email exchange with Ron Ulmer. She claims the Council was provided with all the information they needed:
The Council was not told (at least in public) the Town was trying to get Rivian to buy water from them instead of Bloomington. At least one Council member, like Stan Nord, knew nothing about it. How many other Council members didn’t know? Do they like being useful idiots? Do taxpayers like being merely the Town’s piggy bank? Can anything uttered by Pam Reece be believed?
One more thing:
Remember when Stan Nord went to HR and claimed he wasn’t being told the same things as the rest of the Council? The Town then hired a law firm to investigate. I bet that firm didn’t have the information I’ve posted today. They decided there wasn’t a problem. See their report here:
The joke is on the citizens of Normal who voted (or didn’t bother) to keep the same people in office. The comment below was just made to today’s first story, it says it all:
I’m not even half way through reading the FOIA emails. Stay tuned.