At Tuesday night’s Carmi City Council meeting, four agenda items were heard and quickly dealt with. Following approval of the August 18th meeting minutes, the Council agreed to purchase a new concrete saw for use by the Street and Alley Department as well as the Light and Water Department. The Council agreed that the purchase a new saw was cheaper than renting or using outside contractors.
The Council also unanimously approved a bid by Owens Mowing to mow and maintain city property in the flood plain that has now been cleared.
A proposal to buy nine new cameras for $14,200 for Bradshaw Park was also unanimously approved. The new cameras are similar to the system in place at Burrell’s Woods and will provide the Police Department with high definition images.
An existing, unused liquor license was modified for use by Midway Barbeque. The beer only license was amended to include wine sales by a 7-1 vote.
The Council agreed to further investigate the proposal by McKinstry to provide funding and advisement about Carmi’s infrastructure future. It was recommended that the company begin formulating a more concrete proposal for the Council to consider.
Mayor Jeff Pollard updated the Council that reservations for the Halloween activities at Burrell’s Woods October 23rd and 24th were filled in under 15 minutes Monday morning. An electronics recycling event open to Carmi and White County residents will be held on October 17th, and a future paint recycling event is being planned.
Greg Brown and Lance Yearby told the Council that at Monday’s Airport Committee meeting, plans for the Fly-In event scheduled for September 12th are progressing. The event will feature a flour bombing and spot landing contests as well as food and live music from 11 am to 5pm. A car show corresponding with the event at the airport is also in the works.
The Council went into executive session at 6:10 with no action to follow.