The town of Normal’s historic preservation committee is telling town leaders not to tear down three older buildings in the city’s Uptown area. Not that it will stop the wrecking ball. Commissioners last night voted against demolishing the three buildings to make way for a new taxpayer-supported private development. The panel says the three buildings have too much history and character to be torn down. But Normal’s mayor and town council could ignore the commission, and order the buildings to be destroyed. The council on Monday voted to offer more taxpayer assistance to get the development that’d replace the buildings to be built.