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Carmi City Council makes appointments

The Carmi City Council met for the second time in April on Tuesday night, and quickly moved through the agenda for the night.

With no discussion, Keith Hoskins was unanimously re-appointed as a trustee on the Police Pension Fund Board for a two year term that will expire May 31, 2019.

Also with no discussion, Ronda Karroll was unanimously appointed to the Library Board to a term that expires June 30, 2019, filling the vacancy of Sharon Whitsitt.

Mayor Jeff Pollard told those present that on April 26th, Don Davis would be travelling to Springfield as the City had been nominated for a Group Plan 1 of the Year award.

Alderman Mike Knight reported that campers at Burrell’s Woods had started to increase and that painting at the pool was about to begin.  They will be using a new paint this year that is guaranteed for two years, which could save the City $2250.

Alderman Steve Winkleman reminded everyone that the Carmi Recreational Summer League Opening Day is two weeks away.

A visitor, Nancy Fowler of 105 Shipley Street, addressed the Council about some issues with a tree that had been cut down on her property.  Mayor Pollard told Fowler that he and City Supervisor Mike Buckman would be at the property first thing in the morning to assess the situation, and would look at a damaged water meter cover that had been struck by a truck in the alley next to the property.  Fowler also brought up traffic issues that Pollard said he would also look into.

With no closed session, the meeting adjourned at 5:45 pm and the City Council will meet again on Tuesday, May 2nd at 5:30 pm.