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Norris City Village Board meets for September meeting

The Norris City Village Board met Tuesday night for their September meeting due to the holiday on Monday.

The Board agreed to allot $2,500 for the purchase of a 9.8 hp Mercury outboard motor.

David Doerner was appointed as the new animal control officer.

A plaque will be put up at the park for the Boyd family. Mayor Roy Kissell will discuss with them what to put on the plaque.

It was agreed to again this year donate $250 for an ad in the NCOE yearbook.

A resolution was approved to demolish the house at the corner of Leavell and Gossett streets. An agreement was reached with the owner, Louis Matthews of Fairfield, that he would take down the house and remove the trailer on the property within three weeks. There’s a deadline of October 1st and if the work isn’t done by then, then the Village will go to court.

Four cars were removed from the property at 109 South Conger Street.

The village acquired the property at 508 North Division Street to demolish the house there. The owner agreed to pay the outstanding utility fees and the Village will pay the back taxes on the property.

Liquor licenses were approved for Doug’s Food Mart and the American Legion.

The Village will make a donation to Dairy Days, which will be the same amount as last year.

The agreement has now been signed with Wild Bunch, LLC.

Jordan Weiss addressed the Board about the house next door to him on East Second Street that needs to be cleaned up. The owner lives in a nursing and her family has done some cleanup, but a lot more work needs to be done. The Village will look into the situation.

There will be a HAZ/MAT exercise planned for the morning of Saturday, September 9th at City Hall beginning at 8 a.m. with a siren sounding evacuation. It was stressed that is only an exercise. It should end by about 10:30.

It has come to the Mayor’s attention that there was a boot drive held recently at the downtown intersection that he was not informed about. These must be approved and cleared through the Village. Mayor Kissell said there is a Village ordinance and also a state law signifying that. Participants will need a permit and must be over 16 years old.

In the police report for august, there were six reports written, three arrests made and five citations issued. And there were 13 9-1-1 calls. There was a large amount of traffic through town on August 21st for the solar eclipse, but no problems were reported.

The next Board meeting is Monday, October 7th at 7 p.m.