Quick Productive Meeting for Carmi City Council
It may be a record; 420 seconds; seven minutes…that’s the amount of time it took the Carmi City Council to approve two request for facade improvement funding; cover routine matters along with reports from committee heads and Mayor Jeff Pollard.
Council approved a request from Botsch and Associates CPAs and Main Street Cafe. The cafe plans were hot outlined but City Clerk Cynthia Atteberry explained Botsch plans to install an awning to match the company’s other two buildings. That project could cost up to $10,000, with Botsch eligible for 50 percent or up to $5,000.
Both request were approved unanimously.
Mayor Pollard reported the winner of the 15th Congressional District Art Contest;
Isabelle “Izzie” Bryant was named the winner in the annual contest. Her work will now be displayed in the capital along with other winners for a year.
The mayor also thanked the seventh grade class for their volunteer work; The students cleaned and pulled weeds at the Veteran’s Park, Burrells Woods and helped at the dog pound.
The mayor also reported the power outage that had been planned for Tuesday will occur today, weather permitting.
Prior to adjournment, Third Ward Alderman Mark Blake expressed his thanks for sidewalk work currently underway in the city. Mayor Pollard pointed out there are a lot more to do.
By the way, while seven minutes may seem like a short time to conduct business in fairness to the city council, they meet twice a month and generally one of the two meetings covers a longer agenda. The council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:30; the meetings are open to the public.