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Carmi City Council agrees to new healthcare option for employees

The Carmi City Council met for the second time in September Tuesday evening.  Before the meeting, a public hearing on rezoning business property was held.

Following approval of minutes and bills, the Council approved rezoning 1107 West Oak Street and 304 Fairgrounds Road to allow Huck’s to build an additional area for video gaming.

A preliminary engineering cost resolution for the Burrell Street project with the Illinois Department of Transportation was approved unanimously.

The Council then heard a presentation from Evansville based Tri-State Community Clinics about adding their services to the employee health care package.  A new clinic for City employees and their families will be opened in Carmi providing a nurse practitioner several hours a week.  Several businesses in Carmi have already entered or will soon be entering contracts with the group.  The Council approved a two year contract unanimously.

Mayor Jeff Pollard thanked Greg Brown and all those who made the Fly-In at the Airport Saturday a success and reminded residents about the upcoming Chamber of Commerce Dinner October 2nd, and Corn Days October 13th and 14th.  Pollard also praised city workers on the downtown lighting project.

Alderman Mike Knight took time to praise the Carmi Township Road Department for their work on Co Road 1100 E and for those in the community for their support during his recent health issues.  Alderman Sheila Headlee thanked those for their support following the passing of her husband, Tom.

With no closed session, the meeting adjourned at 6:14 pm, and the City Council will meet again on October 3rd.