The fiscal year 2016-17 budget with revenues of $3.25 million was approved, along with appropriations and the tax levy.
The board approved $75,000 from the Village’s reserve to fund to donate to the Wabash Ohio Valley Special Education District for the approximately 100 special education students that will be enrolled in the grade school next school year.
Nineteen residents were sent letters concerning nuisance violations, such as conditions of property and vehicle violations. A couple were fixed, with most in the process of being taken care of, and a few not responding to the letters. The board passed a resolution telling the police department to enforce the ordinances with the full backing of the board members.
A request from Daniel and Theresa Bradley was approved allowing them to place a sign at their business. Hands of Grace, a Christian store, which is located by the lake.
Aaron Summers of Mimmo’s appeared at the meeting to discuss his liquor license renewal. He asked if the license fee of $1,000 could be reduced as he is just breaking even because of it, but he would be agreeable with whatever they decide. The matter was tabled until the next board meeting.
Jack Johnson was unanimously re-appointed to the Ambulance Board,
After speaking to White County Economic Development Director Sandra Irvin, the Village decided to drop out of any agreement with the Enterprise Zone, which was discussed at last month’s meeting.
The CEO Program has hired a chairperson and 20 students, from Norris City and Carmi, will be in the program beginning this upcoming school year in august. An introductory meeting will be held later this month for those involved to ask questions and find out how the program works.
Mayor Roy Kissell wanted residents to know that any silicitors must register with the city office before they’re allowed to come to people’s homes. If they are not certified, you can refuse to let them in.
The board agreed to pay for replacing any lighting at the tennis court at the high school.
They’re still waiting on the new motherboard for the water plant to be delivered.
A new two ton truck is needed as the old one has been in use for 32 years and has so many problems with it that it couldn’t pass inspection. They will look into purchasing a used one.
A flagger class was conducted by the Illinois Department of Transportation in June and 28 people were certified as flaggers for any road repair site.
In the police report for June, there were two arrests with no citations issued, 14 9-1-1 calls and 28 off-road vehicles were issued new stickers.
Mayor Kissell will be out of town from July 29th through August 7th, so board member Judy Daubs will be mayor pro tem.
The next Village Board meeting will be Monday, August 1st at 7 p.m.