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Norris City Village Board meets for August

The Norris City Village Board met Monday night for their regular August meeting.

The Board approved repairs to Cherry Street with a proposal from O’Daniel Trucking to do the work with asphalt at a cost of $19,640. The work should take three days and one lane will be open.

Mayor Roy Kissell was given permission to make payments and handle other matters within their agreement with Wild Bunch, LLC on their proposed business.

They also agreed to a proposal from Garry Boyd’s estate to sign the mineral rights to the lake over to the Village at no cost, in exchange for naming the park after his parents, as they once owned the land there.

The liquor license for Mimmo’s Pizza was renewed for one year.

A ground storage pump at the Water Plant was replaced at a cost of $10,600. The previous one had been in use since the 1950’s.

The MTF project has been completed.

Jack Johnson and Terry Johnson were both re-appointed to the Ambulance Board.

Justin Land is retiring as Animal Control Officer. He has agreed to stay on until a replacement can be found.

The Board tabled purchasing a new boat motor until next month’s meeting to look at some more motors.

They also tabled purchasing and installing a new street light and pole on Private Drive to give Board members time to look at the area and see if they think it’s needed. If approved, it would cost about $3,000.

And they also approved a police training class at John A. Logan College on student behavior threat assessment to be held August 16th.

In the police report for July, there were 15 reports written, three arrests made and one citation issued. Also received were 12 9-1-1 calls.

Candi and David Dale have donated 50 kid’s bicycle helmets for officers to pass out to children who want one for free. They want to reduce head injuries to kids riding around town.

The next Village Board meeting will be on Tuesday, September 5th at 7 pm due to Monday being Labor Day.