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Norris City Village Board Met Monday

NORRIS CITY BOARD

The board approved a new Health Insurance plan with Blue Cross/Blue Shield for village employees with only a small increase in cost from the current plan of about $230.

David Dale asked the board about closing off the alley on Division Street to expand his car wash. He was told he would have to get permission in writing from adjacent property owners and if that happens, then an ordinance would be written up.

Doug’s Food Mart was seeking a “pour” license for the purpose of video gaming. There will have to be some rewriting of the current ordinance and possible passage would take place at the May meeting.

David Tarrant has resigned his position with the village and the board approved Mayor Roy Kissel’s recommendation to hire Kyle Allen as his replacement.

Justin Ingram suffered a work-related leg injury helping fix a water leak on Division Street that will likely require surgery and has been put on light duty. He should be back to normal in about two or three months.

The village is trying to acquire a grant for 600 automatic water meter readers at a total cost of $106,800. The grant would require Norris City to pay 25% of the cost.

The board approved a new backstop and fencing for the ball diamond at Beatty Field, which would include a chain link fence with a bottom rail and two gates. Work will be done in July by the Terrace Fence Company for $22,077.

Purchase of a new zero-turn mower was approved. It has a three year warranty at a cost of $5,100 with an $1,800 trade-in of the old mower.

Approved were donations of $500 for the NCOE High School Graduation all-night drug and alcohol free party and $300 for the Norris City Golf Scramble.

A reminder that off-road vehicle tags expire April 30th.

The city-wide rummage sale will take place Friday and Saturday, May 3rd and 4th.

City Wide Cleanup Week is May 6th through the 10th. Call the village office by the 8th. Don’t set items out weeks in advance and no tires, auto parts, paints or electronics will be accepted.

In the police report for March, there were four reports written, no arrests made and three citations issued. There were eight 9-1-1 calls. On Thursday, police officers were involved in the arrest of a male suspect in Norris City with other departments on multiple charges.

The next meeting of the village board is Monday, May 6th at 7 PM. The present board will need to meet and close out business before the new board can be seated.