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Norris City Village Board March meeting report

The Board decided to consider a request from Crossroads Church to close a portion of U.S. 45 for the upcoming Freedom Rock celebration car show to be held on Memorial Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. if the Village first gets permission from the State, they will vote to approve at the next board meeting.

A mobile home permit was approved.

Mayor Roy Kissell asked the board members to think about improvements made to the Scout Hall, such as painting, electrical work and flooring work.

Kissell said that the Village’s gas rates for February were the lowest they’ve been in any February since 2006, but he said rates could start going up soon.

There are some residents that are way behind on their utility bills. The attorney will be sending out letters and if there’s no response within thirty days, a lien will be filed on their property.

The municipal aggregate group for Norris City’s electric rates, Affordable Gas and Electric has enlarged with the addition of Select Energy. The current electric rate is good until the end of 2017.

There will be a TIF district year end review board meeting held this Friday at 10 a.m. at City Hall.

The board members agreed on a request from the White County Housing Authority to wave a $212 late fee on a February bill that has confusing postmarks on it.

And the board agreed to an order of demolition or repair on a house at 300 Gossett street and a trailer at 302 West Eubanks.

In the police report for February, there were nine reports written, one arrest made and five 9-1-1 calls. They assisted the Carmi police department and White County Sheriff’s Office with a female suspect in possession of drugs, paraphernalia and hypodermic needles.

And in the animal control report, there were six stray dogs picked up.