By: Diane Benjamin
After watching the Town of Normal for years, Doug Damery is probably still employed since ethics are immaterial in Normal.
A reader received a FOIA from Normal with some interesting things:
Skokie was smarter than Normal – they rejected the National Fitness Campaign equipment Normal fell for:
This email proves Doug Damery knew the organization he was chair of at the time would be getting kickbacks from NFT for every installation. Note the date – this is months before Normal voted to accept a “grant” from NFC.
The snip below is from a Council update Pam Reece sent to the Council on January 21st for the next meeting meeting. The vote was not on the agenda, of course no one has explained why it wasn’t:
Since the grant was supposedly canceled by NFC, Reece thinks a rescind vote isn’t needed.
See the minutes of the 1/4/22 meeting here: https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/4206
Below is an excerpt from those minutes. The Council didn’t vote to accept the grant, they voted to authorize participation with NFC. The vote needs to be rescinded, the only reason the Town of Normal refuses to rescind is they may want to resurrect this in the future and can claim it already passed. The entire NFC agenda item stinks, but this is Normal where stink isn’t far-fetched.