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Carmi City Council has quick meeting to end April

The Carmi City Council met for the second time in April on Tuesday night and unanimously approved the two items on the agenda with little discussion.

Nancy J Winter was reappointed to a two year term as Trustee on the Police Pension Fund Board and Ordinance 1501 which vacates part of an alley in lot 94 of Carmi’s original subdivision passed.  The alley ran behind the former Michael O’Brien’s and has been maintained by the property owners for many years.

Mayor Jeff Pollard informed the Council that a Bicentennial Fair will be held the Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, and that future events are being planned for the Fourth of July and Corn Days, as well as during “It’s a White County Christmas” events.

Alderman Hayes reported that he and Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter have found an ordinance on the books that could alleviate some of the parking issues on Oak Street.  The ordinance prohibits parking of large trucks for more than three hours and will be discussed at the next meeting.

Alderman Lamont asked City Supervisor Mike Buckman if anything could be done about the railroad crossing at Stewart Street.  Buckman told the Council that he would inquire again, but it might take some political pressure to get results. Buckman also said work on Sunnybrook would start soon.

The meeting adjourned at 5:50 and the Council will meet again on May 3rd at 5:30pm.