By: Diane Benjamin
See the packet here: https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/4254
The weirdest thing on the agenda is Normal buying a house at 316 N. Glenn for $12,500. Besides being in Chris Koos’ neighborhood, the house is appraised for tax purposes at $22,119. That is 1/3 of the actual value. Property taxes haven’t been paid, over $9,600 of that $12,500 the seller will receive will be going to paying the taxes.
Normal wants to donate the property to a non-profit like Habitat of Humanity. Are tax payers going to get to pay to tear it down too? It currently has a sign posted on it: Not Approved for Occupancy.
The $12,500 will come from CDBG funds. The house has been vacant for years. There must be a story there, who abandons a house? Documents from the County Clerk show the current owner inherited the property.
Everything else on the agenda looks pretty mundane.
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Its going to cost another $20-30k to demo the house before they give it to a developer. Normal should not be in the house flipping houses with my tax money.
A Public Comment to that effect would be nice.
I tried to give public comment before but the Town Manager refused to let me even sign up. I don’t want to get rejected again.
Email then, if they say you can’t speak in writing send it to me. It’s your government!
I’ve read how they have treated you and watched what they do to Stan Nord. Until Pam Reece and Kris Koos are gone, I have no desire to beat myself up trying to talk to them. They don’t want to hear from anyone who thinks differently. It is their way or the highway.
Good luck with that one, they have their replacements ready to go.