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Norris City Village Board joins the White County CEO program

The Norris City Village Board met for its September meeting at 7pm on Tuesday and approved an ordinance for a contract with Municiple Consulting Group to help the Village manage the new TIF district, at a flat fee of $4000 a year for the next three years.  They will also register the TIF district with the Illinois Comptroller’s Office.

The Board also agreed to join the White County CEO Program, which teaches high school juniors and seniors about how to start and run a business.  Carmi Chamber of Commerce director Holly Healy, along with NCOE Superintendent Matt Vollman, gave a presentation on the program, the goal of which is to keep students to remain in their hometown and become entrepreneurs after graduation, instead of moving to a larger city.  Funding for the program comes from local businesses and those individuals and municipalities committed to the success of White County.  The fee to participate in the program is $1000 a year for the next three years and classes will begin in the fall of 2016 at NCOE High School. A meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 29th from 5:30 to &PM at Do-Over Décor, located at 108 S Division Street in Norris City to give residents an opportunity to learn more about the CEO program.

Bonnie Remley addressed the Board about the abandoned trailer that has been on her property for several months now.  The owner of the trailer has been issued two citations and there will be a court hearing on the matter September 28th.

A one year lease addendum for $1250 with Ferrellgas L.P. was approved.

The Village will place liens on 13 people who are over 120 days delinquent on their bills.

The Board also approved designating Allied Benefits to handle the ‘Transitional Re-insurance Assessment’, which is part of the healthcare law, at an estimated cost of $275.

The sidewalk and curb work at the Post Office and Wonder Market is now done.

Mayor Roy Kissel said the Motor Fuel Tax monies are being frozen by the State due to the fact that there is no state budget in place, and he understands that it could be another 60 to 90 days before one is approved.

In the police report for August, there were five reports written, four arrests, and six citations issued.  There were 15 county dispatch calls, ten 911 calls and nine police department calls.  Officer David Doerner continues to train at the Police Academy.

The next Village Board meeting is set for Monday, October 5th at 7pm.

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