By: Diane Benjamin
Remember when Kathleen Lorenz made an impassioned plea for the Council to communicate better? https://blnnews.com/2022/05/03/kathleen-now-hears-what-we-hear-when-watching-meetings/
That happened on May 3, 2022. (Two weeks ago!)
Evidently she didn’t mean it. When I posted the story about Normal requesting another $6 million for the underpass, Stan Nord emailed the Council asking what they knew. The only response Nord received was from Mayor Koos telling Stan to talk to him. Even Kathleen Lorenz didn’t respond.
Did the rest of the Council know? Was it an inside secret? Were they at all concerned? The document I posted was downloaded HUNDREDS of times, people are concerned! The $6 million was otherwise not mentioned at Monday’s meeting. They must think if they don’t mention it nobody will know the price tag is now almost $30 million to save 50 feet. https://blnnews.com/2022/05/09/no-surprise-normal-needs-6-million-more-to-build-the-underpass/
Stan mentioned this in his comments at the end of Monday’s meeting, of course no response: (51 seconds)