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Carmi City Council approves revolving loan request and TIF agreement Tuesday night

The Carmi City Council met on Tuesday night for their second meeting in January.  Sandra Irvine was on hand to address the Council about a revolving loan request from Tim Pollard for Seiler Heating, Air Conditioning, & Electrical, LLC in the amount of $30,000.

Irvine told the Council that Pollard was purchasing the business from Ben Seiler after working for the company for 15 years.  Pollard stated that the loan will be used to purchase new equipment, and that the name of the company would stay the same after 43 years in business. The Council unanimously approved the loan request, and congratulated Pollard and wished him success in the venture.

The Council also unanimously approved an $8,000 request from Pollard from TIF District #2.  That grant will be used to make improvements to the business’s parking lot and windows.

The Council then heard a presentation from Mutual Medical Plans, Inc. on renewal of the City’s health insurance plan for the period from February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018.  After learning that an increase of only $7,000 to the costs of the City will allow deductibles to remain the same as last year, the Council approved the renewal unanimously.

Mayor Jeff Pollard told the Council that the City had received a Community grant from Walmart to purchase new playground equipment, and asked the Council to give consideration to replacing the City’s street sweeper that will be discussed at a future meeting.

Alderman Mike Knight wanted to recognize the Park department crews who have been keeping the park areas clear of rotting trees and debris this winter, and reminded everyone that winter camping is available at Burrell’s Woods.

The meeting adjourned at 5:55 pm and the City Council next meets February 7th at 5:30 pm.