The Norris City Village Board met for their November meeting on Monday night.
Roger Dale addressed the Board about the land donated to the Village by his parents. He heard that they had considered putting a business there and said his parents wanted it to be used for a park. Mayor Roy Kissel said that was being looked into, but he had no problem with the land being used as a park if that was what the Board wanted. The Board members decided to keep the area as a park.
In TIF district business, they agreed to help Do-Over Decor make upgrades to their building, which was the old Masonic Lodge, with TIF money once the business finalizes purchase of it in January. Also Wild Bunch, LLC’s attorneys are in the process of writing up the papers for their business.
The Village will look into replacing a large portion of the concrete floor of the shelter house at the park.
They’ll also inquire into renting a crack sealer for Cherry Street. It would cost $4,000 to rent it for a week, and the work should only take a couple of days.
And they’ll look at expanding the parking lot at the library and acquiring grants to build a lake on an area north of the reservoir.
The Board approved permission to pay monthly re-occurring bills and/or bills that will accrue interest and/or penalties if not paid before the next scheduled meeting.
Columbus Day has been added as a Village employee vacation day, and for this year the Friday before Christmas and the Friday before New Year will also be considered as a day off.
Board member Jack Johnson has been given the authority to purchase a new boat motor to cost no more than $3,000.
A resolution was passed in support of the Illinois Bicentennial celebration.
In the police report for October, there were ten reports written, three arrests made and nine citations issued. There were also ten 9-1-1 calls.
In the animal control report, there were seven complaints made and two warnings issued.
Employees pay raises for 2018 will be discussed at next month’s Board meeting, which will be held on Monday, December 4th at 7 p.m.