By: Diane Benjamin
How to tell when a Normal Town Council meeting will go bad: Stan Nord is attacked in the first 14 minutes.
Of course Nord has a problem with sewer tap on fees, some developers get charged the big bucks and some get by with paying nothing. He didn’t say it, but he has every right to be concerned because the Town billed him the same fee because they forgot to charge 3 or 4 property owners before him. $11,904 just because he dared run for Council. Vindictive? You bet. Those are my words!
This story has a lot of the details and links to other stories: https://blnnews.com/2020/05/06/different-rules-if-government-likes-you/
Kathleen’s greatest hits Part 1:
Kathleen Lorenz went on her first whine about Nord 14 minutes into the meeting. Before KL, Kevin McCarthy hilariously claimed the Council would have to change the tap-on fee map, Kevin left out staff has to prepare the changes and bring it to the Council. Koos joins in the fun too. I wonder how Lorenz would feel if the Town billed her for tap-on fees they forgot to charge the Ironwood developer? That is what the Town did to Stan!
Kathleen’s greatest hits Part 2:
Normal just extended their contract with the outside auditor to 7 years – last March: https://blnnews.com/2021/03/02/normal-trustees-whatever-stan-says-we-vote-against/
Does the Council know the Dixon Il books were audited and received a clean audit – just like Normal did Tuesday? Does the Council know the easiest way to defraud is to be cozy with the auditor? Karyn Smith knows, she said nothing.
Stan Nord knows his job is working for citizens, Kathleen Lorenz works for the staff. In the clip below she apologizes to the auditor because Stan dared to ask questions:
Kathleen’s greatest hits Part 3:
For this one I have to include Kevin McCarthy, a liberal progressive democrat Kathleen completely agrees with. (Turn in your Republican membership Kathleen, you don’t represent anybody but yourself)
The clip below is from Council comments at the end of the meeting, after Julie Hile spoke. Only people who NEVER agree with Stan Nord would call him a bully. Nord has the audacity to ask questions and point out actions and policies the people paying the bills (taxpayers) need asked. Both McCarthy and Lorenz want to go back to those 10 minute meetings where the Council celebrates how great Normal is and the staff is perfect. For not complying with the other bobbleheads, Stan is a bully. Does McCarthy and Lorenz represent you?
Note: Julie Hile never stated what bothered her about what Stan Nord said or posted. She had over 5 minutes, she failed to do anything but attack Stan. I posted what she said yesterday: https://blnnews.com/2021/09/08/are-cummings-and-hile-broads-jehovah-witnesses/ and here: https://blnnews.com/2021/09/08/koos-buddies-can-break-the-rules/
Enjoy, McCarthy went off script. (his words)