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Norris City Village Board holds June meeting Monday night

Re-elected Village Trustees Carl Whipple and Joseph Skaggs took the oath of office at the beginning of this meeting, due to not being at last month’s meeting.

They accepted the low bids for oil and chipping of streets from Mt. Carmel Stabilization and from Hastie Trucking for the rock at a total cost of $13,959.

The Board is going to look into possibly repaving about 200 feet of one -lane of road at the corner of East and Cherry streets with concrete and rebar at an estimated cost of $41,000.

In the police report for May, there were two reports written, no arrests made and three citations issued. Also, there were 20 off-road vehicle registration renewals. Chief Tharp and Deputy Spencer worked on Sunday, May 28th at Freedom Rock organized annually by the Crossroads Bible Church. 3,428 arm bands were handed out and there were only a few minor police-related matters.

The Board also accepted Village police officers enrolling in membership with ILEAS, the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System, at a cost of $20 a month, for what’s called a mutual aid agreement. ILEAS meets the needs of law enforcement throughout the state. There will also be a safety vest upgrade for Officer Dustin Dale. And four Tasers will be purchased at a cost of $1,194 each.

A resolution was passed for issuing a notice of repair or demolition of a house in the Bennett Addition on North Division Street.

They denied a request to close down the 400 block of North Conger Street, but approved a request to block off three parking spots on east main for Skip’s BBQ to hold a customer appreciation dinner for his customers on Saturday, June 17th.

There will be an increase in the “bad check” fee from $20 to $40.

The Board approved the purchase of a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Tradesman truck with the lowest bid from White County Ford for $18525.

Norris City has received $167,419 from the property tax extension and $44,000 from TIF.

Village Trustee Jack Johnson will look into buying a used outboard motor for the boat used to check on the water wells.

The Board went into executive session for about 25 minutes to discuss acquisition of property through the TIF program and agreed to proceed with an agreement to support a new business by Danielle Healy and have their TIF lawyer write up a contract. More will be announced later.

Board member Judy Daubs will be mayor pro tem this Thursday and Friday while Mayor Roy Kissel is away.

The next Village Board meeting will be held Monday, July 5th at 7 p.m.