By: Diane Benjamin
One Normal Plaza zoning changes are coming to the Normal Town Council on Monday. Mercy is the Town planner. She is also listed as the petitioner for the changes.
The biggest problem area residents have with the proposed changes is allowing alcohol in the park. The Planning Commission meeting was laughable because AJ Zimmerman claimed any business that wanted to put an alcohol establishment in the park would have to get a Liquor License to do it.
AJ doesn’t understand that if the Zoning approved DOESN’T ALLOW alcohol in the park the issue is mute. As long as the documents allow alcohol in any form the residents have to keep fighting to keep it out.
It gets worse however. See PDF page 86 https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/4053
Sub-area 2 still lists this as an approved establishment:
Description of Sub-area 2 from PDF page 90
PDF page 98:
Sure sounds like somebody wants alcohol in the park, who else is going to be open that late?
A picture of Sub-area 2 is on PDF page 102.
This statement is on PDF page 88:
The Town Staff – Mercy Davidson – did not mention “the Wine and Liquor Shop” COULD be removed, she said it WILL be removed – by her! Click play, listen to the end.
Sound like a lie to you? Sound like the “professional staff” works for citizens? Or do they work for Julie Hile and her partner Bob Broad?
PDF page 116: