Normal Council Approves New Food Pantry

Published 05/05 2014 10:08PM

Updated 05/05 2014 10:44PM

NORMAL - The Town of Normal will soon have another food pantry for its residents.

The town council approved a zoning change to a property on 406 W. Summit to become a food pantry. The ordinance allows the site to be used up to three times per week by Calvary Baptist Church. Most council members say it will be good for the community.

Neighbors say they didn't want to have it there. The zoning commission had previously voted against the change and some council members were still not on board with the change to the neighborhood.

“There is just simply not room for what I tend to think of as a commercial venture going on in that house,” said council member Sonja Reece.

Also Monday, the town approved a new appeals process for police-impounded cars. The city manager can now hire an outside person for the hearings.

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