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Norris City Village Board to hold special meeting Oct. 13

A special meeting was called for Thursday October 13th at 10 a.m. to discuss an upcoming increase in the Village’s health care premiums. Also at the meeting will be the possible approval of liquor license renewals from Doug’s Food Mart and the American Legion, as well as possibly passing updates of chapters 7 and 23 of the Village Code concerning the business code and manufactured homes respectively. This will allow Board members to read the code changes.

The 1996 two and a half-ton dump truck recently purchased is now ready for use. The old truck will be put up for bids.

The Board decided not to change the ordinance concerning owning chickens and rabbits inside city limits. Ted Corbett, who brought the matter up to the board at last month’s meeting, said he would try to get residents to sign a petition to get the law changed.

After deciding at last month’s meeting to get new lighting put up at the tennis courts, they found that the cost would be too much, so they’ll look into finding another way to change the lighting at a more reasonable price.

The Village will look into hiring a temporary assistant treasurer as the current treasurer suffered an accident and is now in physical therapy and could be out for a couple of months.

In the police report for September, there were nine reports written and two arrests made, with ten 9-1- calls. Officers only handled a few minor incidents during Dairy Days.

In the animal control report, one stray dog was picked up.

Trick or Treating will be on Monday, October 31st from 5 to 7 p.m.

The village employees will have their Christmas dinner at The Hideout in Marion Saturday December 3rd at 3 p.m.

Next month’s Board meeting was moved to Wednesday, November 2nd at 10 a.m. due to the Mayor going out of town. Board member Judy Daubs will be Mayor Pro Tem from November 3rd to the 8th.