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Brief Meeting for Carmi City Council

Brief Meeting for Carmi City Council


The Carmi City Council met for the last of their two regular monthly meetings Tuesday evening, covering one item that required action from the alderman.

That was to move the next regular scheduled meeting from Tuesday, Nov. 6 to Monday Nov. 5. The meeting will still start at 5:30 but was moved as Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day.

In other business before the council, Mayor Jeff Pollard thanked all the city employees and police officers who made this year’s Corn Days a safe and fun time for everyone. He had special thanks for Sean Cribbs and the Community service workers for painting the curbs down Main Street.

Pollard reminded everyone the 26th and 27th will be busy at Burrel Woods as Halloween activities will fill the weekend. Friday at 7 p.m., the movie, Spooky Buddies will be shown in the campground, next to the shower house and the public is invited to the movie.

Saturday morning, the 27th, beginning at 10 activities will start for the day, finishing up with trick or treating in the park at 4:30.

Wednesday, the city along with the Carmi Chamber of Commerce will host a trunk or treat event from 5:30 until 7 p.m. in the parking lot behind the city building. The mayor said the Carmi Fire Department will be participating in the trunk or treat and will have a fire truck on display and the fire station will be closed for trick or treating.

Trick or treat hours will be from 4 until 8 Halloween night. Pollard said if you want kids to stop at your house, turn on your porchlights and he reminded everyone to be mindful of kids while driving that evening.

In other matters, Alderman Mike Knight asked about toddler seats for the swing sets at the city parks. The mayor said he would look into that.

Alderman Steve Winkleman thanked the city on behalf of the Kiwanis Club, for support during Corn Days. The Kiwanis Club is the sponsoring club of the annual festival.