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Carmi City Council opens 2016 with short, productive meeting

The Carmi City Council met for the first time in 2016 on Tuesday evening, and with only two items on the agenda, wrapped up business in 25 minutes.

A bid from Tie-On Roofing of $28,750 to repair the roof of the Carmi Water Barn was approved unanimously.  The bid was tabled at the last meeting to allow other businesses to submit bids, but Tie-On was the only company to do so.

Three bids for a new trackhoe were presented by the Street and Alley Department Committee.  After much discussion, the Council approved a bid of $38, 681.81 from Fabik CAT for the new equipment by a 7-1 vote.

Alderman Knight told the Council that 8 of the 9 new cameras had been installed at Bradshaw Park, and that crews were still cleaning up downed trees at Burrell’s Woods.  The December 23rd storm knocked out over 20 trees at the site, with some of them completely uprooted by the wind.

Alderman Hayes said that the new truck for the Police Department has been ordered.  White County Ford was able to save the City $500.

Alderman Yearby said that the drainage work in Montgomery Circle done by the City was a success, with no issues in the subdivision during the recent heavy rainfall.

With no business to conduct in closed session, the meeting adjourned at 5:55pm.  The City Council next meets on January 19th at 5:30pm.

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