Normal: Part 4 for 5/4/2020

By:  Diane Benjamin Part 1:  https://blnnews.com/2020/05/01/rivian-back-for-property-tax-abatement/ Part 2:  https://blnnews.com/2020/05/03/normal-monday-5-4-2020/ Part 3:  https://blnnews.com/2020/05/03/normal-part-3-5-4-2020/ Payments that aren’t supposed to be discussed (per Chris Koos) start on PDF page 9:  https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3621 This is the second meeting in a row where the Town has refunded money.  At the last meeting over $12,000 was refunded including what appears to be […]

Normal: Professional Staff?

By:  Diane Benjamin For the second time in recent months Normal was incapable of live streaming with good audio.  The posted video still has the same problem, luckily it was fixed almost 13 minutes into the meeting.  About every 20 seconds the prior audio was replayed over the first.  In another 20 seconds a third […]

The Koos Chronicles

By:  Diane Benjamin All emails received by FOIA. This comment appeared in a December 4th article – Mayor Koos: https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/in-step-or-out-of-line-normal-council-wants-to/article_deebde5c-33be-5c08-bd94-828984d434bf.html The Mayor was talking about the Citizens Summitt.  He wanted only “invitees” to participate.  Stan Nord invited the Town from his Facebook page.   Koos and Pam Reece  were annoyed at the December 2nd council meeting:  […]

Integrity in Normal? (stop laughing)

By:  Diane Benjamin Below is another page from the workbook compiled by Lyle Sumek for the Normal Town Council: Start with: Integrity The Normal Town Council can’t come up with 4 votes to force changes to the illegal public comment policy? That’s integrity? How about the years of 5-10 minute meetings that used to happen […]

Pam Reece is aggravated with Stan!

By:  Diane Benjamin Pam Reece can’t understand why Stan Nord is questioning the actions of past Councils.  If Pam can’t understand why Stan was elected, she had an opportunity handed to her: Stan has raised questions about a number of issues.  Some of them included Town owned properties being leased for much less than market […]