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Norris City Village Board meets for October

The Norris City Village Board met for their October meeting on Monday night.

Danny Whorley addressed the Board concerning their employee medical insurance. They decided to renew their health insurance plan with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, which will take effect December 1st, with the option to revisit their policy options next March or April.

The Board gave the go-ahead for the TIF district, to consider a new business on the property at Main and Division Streets and consider an incentive to upgrade an existing business.

They also authorized a bill for $19,640 for repairs to Cherry Street.

The Board adopted the White County multi-hazard mitigation plan, which puts together a plan of action in case of a natural disaster.

They accepted the lowest bid of $45,000 from Brinkley and Sons excavating to remove the house and clear the lot at 508 North Division Street.

At last month’s meeting the Board agreed for Louis Matthews, the owner of the house at the corner of Leavell and Gossett Streets, to take down the house and remove the trailer by October first. Since he failed to do so, the Village is taking him to court.

There was a motor fuel tax compliance review, or audit, recently for the years 2013 to 2016, and the Village was found in compliance.

A gas survey is now going on and so far, only one small meter leak has been found.

The Board tabled purchasing a boat motor and installing a street light on private drive until next month’s meeting.

Animal control officer David Doerner will be speaking with area veterinarians about participating in sponsoring a rabies shot day for Norris City resident’s pets.

In the police report for September, there were 11 reports written, one arrest and one citation issued. There were also 11 9-1-1 calls. Only a few minor incidents occurred during Dairy Days festivities. White County Deputies Cantrell and Spencer assisted with traffic control during the parade and any other police-related matters.

Board member Judy Daubs will be mayor pro-tem from October 29th to November 3rd while Mayor Roy Kissell is out of town.

The next Village Board meeting will be Monday, November 6th at 7 p.m.