By: Diane Benjamin
Media has decided these 3 filed for office in Normal because the referendum to elect Trustees by district was not allowed on the ballot. They missed one fact: TWO of these three didn’t sign the petition. One told me watching a Normal Town Council meeting made the decision easy – change IS needed.
City Manager form of government doesn’t exist for incorporated towns because Municipal Code requires the election of a Supervisor.
The Municipal Code on Normal’s website has the position of Town Clerk: https://www.normalil.gov/101/Municipal-Code
Incorporated Town are required to elect a Town Clerk, not appoint one.
The same code has the position of Collector too, the Town ignored law and just made the Finance Director the Collector:
The Town of Normal will either be forced to comply with the law or they can decide they are really a City instead of an Incorporated Town. Pam Reece gets to stay City Manager but Trustees will be elected by district automatically.
Which one do you want Normal? What happens to your credit rating when word gets out you have been operating illegally since 1985?
Was anyone at the TOWN listening to Judge Kording’s ruling?