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Norris City Village Board Meeting Details

Mayor Roy Kissel introduced Nathan Rowland of Bonan Bonan and Rowland in Mcleansboro as the new village attorney.

The board accepted the use of $18,800 in TIF money for the American Legion. $18,000 for new steel doors and $800 for the sewer. Any money left over from the sewer work will be used to paint the outside of the building.

The village has a new TIF attorney, Tony Schuering of Brown, Hay and Stephens. He will be paid as needed.

Jack Johnson will remain on the Ambulance Board as village representative and Terry Johnson is a joint appointment.

The new “Welcome to Norris City” signs are being shipped today and should arrive on Thursday.

Improvements have been made at Beatty Field. The new fence has been installed and no backpacks or bags are to be hung on it and a new backstop was made of wood owned by the village and Jamie Sauls donated the labor. The board approved a joint purchase of pads for the backstop with Norris City, the high school and the athletic association each paying a third for a total cost of $28,000.

Stop signs will be placed at the corner of Carroll and Boyd Streets south on North Carroll and at the corner of East and Orchard Streets east on Orchard.

They made a donation to NCOE Sports to sponsor all school sports for $600.

Residents cutting down tree limbs face diameter and length restrictions. Limbs can be no more than three inches in diameter and must be shorter than six feet. Commercial tree trimmers are responsible for removing the limbs.

A resolution was approved for the closure of US 45 and East Main Street for Dairy Days and parade.

The board decided to look into writing up an ordinance to opt out of selling cannabis for recreational use. The new state law, which goes into effect on January 1st, allows for the banning of cannabis sales within city limits.

The new village board members need to be certified. They have to go onto the State’s Attorney General’s website and certify for the Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act.

There are still many residents leaving grass clippings in the street. There are ordinances against it and you will get ticketed.

They’re looking into the cost of purchasing light reflective signs to mark the police cars.

Oiling and chipping of streets will begin on Thursday.

The mayor renewed Mimmo’s liquor license for another year.

There are still problems with cats running loose on the streets.

The board members are looking into five houses for possible repair or demolition.

And in the police report for July, there were 13 reports written, two arrests made and three citations issued. There were also eight 9-1-1 calls.

The next village board meeting will be Tuesday, September 3rd at 7 PM due to Monday being Labor Day.