By: Diane Benjamin
Even though items on the Omnibus Agenda are rarely questioned by anyone other than Stan Nord, Kathleen Lorenz pulled 3 items last night. The reasons she gave didn’t make a lot of sense, it appears she now wants the public to know she isn’t a rubber-stamper.
The meeting lasted slightly over an hour including a Liquor Commission meeting and a Public Hearing about annexing property where no one spoke. The final agenda item was annexing the property.
Mr. Yordy of Morton was forced to annex his property in Normal because his proposed upscale storage facility was within a mile and a half of the Town border. He will be forced to pay a sewer tap on fee even though no sewers run to his property, he won’t even have water because he doesn’t need it. The Town rezoned the property to B-1, but the owner will be required to go through the Planning Commission again is he wants to use it for any purpose other than the storage facility.
Just hit Play to hear that discussion below. This is tyranny because they can. Since no one in Normal attended Public Comment to speak about other agenda items, I’m not going to extensively report on them. Taxpayers must not care. Watch the entire video yourself, Koos can be heard frequently snickering at comments he doesn’t like.
There is a difference between a Political Servant and a Public Servant. Normal voted for the Political types in the last election. You won the progressive lottery and now own a house the Town will probably give away. You also get higher Water Rates because the Town used the fund to buy snow plow equipment. Evidently Normal thinks Home Rule means statutes don’t apply to them. I wonder why they comply with FOIA and Open Meetings Acts ? Listen to the discussion at 17:05, the snow plows were paid for last night.