By: Diane Benjamin
A number of area residents of One Normal Plaza appeared before the Council asking for just one thing: No alcohol in One Normal Plaza. They succeeded in getting this alcohol clause removed from the Planned Unit Development document:
The vote was 5-2. Koos and McCarthy voted against them. Removing this clause was initiated by Stan Nord. It was shocking (yes shocking!) to see 4 people vote with him.
Koos kept claiming package liquor is sold across the street from where kids were playing pee-wee football last night. I guess he hasn’t been there lately, the field is huge with trees between “across the street” and the kids playing. There is also another road on the other sides of the trees before it is “across the street”.
From last summer:
The Council next voted 6-1 against another Nord motion to simply add “non-alcoholic” before drinking:
Voting against adding non-alcoholic to the approve use list can only mean one thing: Everyone on the Council but Stan Nord wants alcohol in One Normal Plaza. It appears the local elites need alcohol to function.
As with everything else in Normal, average citizens have no voice. The Town predestines what is going to happen, they pretend to listen, and then do whatever they already planned to do regardless.
It’s almost like they know something nobody else does. Citizens get to find out when they get the bill.
Just hit play to hear the discussion: