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Norris City Village Board Met Monday

Norris City Village Board

The board approved the non-emergency dispatch service contract. To help pay for it, the village eliminated the answering service, long distance and multiple lines and Mayor Roy Kissell said he’s working on obtaining a money market account at 5.1%. The contract starts in May, as it’s the beginning of the new fiscal year. Enfield is not part of this agreement as they’re phasing out their police department.

The Verizon Connect Service is being installed in one village vehicle per day and so far five have been installed and are online. They hope to finish sometime this week.

A feasibility study on a back-up water supply was discussed. The Mayor and the board members agreed to look into it and possibly take action at next month’s meeting.

They’re going to look at replacing the fencing, including a softball homerun fence and putting in new dirt at Beaty Field. They also agreed to renew the NCOE Baseball banner on the homerun fence at the yearly fee of $100.

It was also agreed to rent a portion of the doctor’s clinic to Shaylene Musgraves to use as a photography studio for the next six to eight months while she looks for another building. It’ll be the front lobby and two bathrooms for $250 rent per month plus utilities.

Mayor Kissell asked the board members to consider a revision or addition to the utility ordinance concerning who should be liable for the bill if a customer becomes deceased. Currently, the property owner is responsible for paying.

Mayor Kissell is attending the White County Landfill Board meeting on Tuesday, March 12th at 1 PM.

State representative Darren Bailey will have a representative available to answer questions from the public this Wednesday at 1 PM and U.S. Congressman John Shimkus will have a representative present on Monday, March 11th at 10 AM. Both events will be held at the Village Hall Board Room.

In the police report for February, there were 11 reports written, two arrests made and eight citations issued. There were also six 9-1-1 calls.

The meeting lasted about 45 minutes, and the next village board meeting will be on Monday, April 1st at 7 PM.