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Busy Meeting for Norris City Board

The Norris City Village Board met last night for its regular monthly session, back to being held at the Lions Club Building instead of the Village Hall.

Lawrence Taylor of Fifth Third Bank addressed the board for 20 minutes about a detailed proposal to manage the account the village has with the bank for them.  Their account currently has $402,369.50 in it, which is $150,000 cash with the rest in a CD.  The board members agreed to look over his proposal and get back with him on whether or not to accept it.

Aaron Summers of Mimmo’s asked about getting TIF money to replace their roof, saying it’s been a problem for a long time.  He is currently getting estimates on the cost.  The board will discuss and vote on his request at next month’s meeting.

Oil and Chipping of streets will be on Wednesday, August 18th.  Residents should not mow their grass on that day as the grass clippings blow into the streets and prevents the workers from laying down the materials.

They are still getting estimates on the Municipal Building roof, so the matter was tabled until next month’s meeting.

Storm siren testing of all three phases will take place Tuesday morning at 9 AM.

The board agreed for the village to pay half the cost of acrylic vinyl light pole banners, which cost $180 each, and each business that wants to purchase a banner would pay the other half.

There has been some dispute over the Open Burning Ordinance.  The ordinance specifically states that only tree limbs and leaves can be burned and only from daylight to dusk.  The Fire Department believes the ordinance needs to be amended and they will discuss it at their meeting next Monday and inform the board about their ideas.  The board members will also look into any changes and come up with specific language for the village attorney.

The board authorized Mayor “Skip” Land to look into hiring a part-time office worker and a part-time police officer to work weekends.

The meeting adjourned at 8:31 PM.

The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, September 7th at 7 PM due to the Labor Day holiday.



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