By: Diane Benjamin
If you have been dying to hear Kathleen Lorenz talk about raising her kids, just hit play below. She droned on for 10 minutes about her fears of letting them ride bicycles all the way through her fears of letting them drive. Lorenz wanted the residents worried about their property values and increased traffic to know it would all be okay because her kids are now 25 and 27. She lives on a cul de sac where she doesn’t have to worry about speeding like the Wintergreen 2 residents will. She even mentions duplexes in Ironwood and says they aren’t a problem. Are they rented Kathleen? Think there is a difference between owning and renting property Kathleen?
To prove the hypocrisy of Kevin McCarthy (acting mayor) jump to 2:36:00. While Lorenz was allowed by McCarthy to waste lot of time talking about her kids, Stan Nord was not allowed to ask questions about speeding in front of his house and the police saying they couldn’t do anything about it. Stan appealed McCarthy’s ruling and actually won the right to ask questions after McCarthy interrupted him over and over. Harris and McCarthy were the only NO votes to allowing Stan to ask questions. The current residents will likely face the same issue when increased traffic is routed through their neighborhood.
Pam Reece said to call the non-emergency police phone number. She must have missed the part where Stan said he did call and was told the police couldn’t do anything about it.
One more not to miss moment: Go to 1:47:40. The masked Karyn Smith wants people buying homes in Normal so they aren’t damaging the climate by commuting from bedroom communities. Meanwhile the record temperature for Labor Day was set in 1913: 101 degrees. Here the high was 72. The sun obviously plays no part in temperature in Karyn’s world, only driving does.