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TIF requests highlight Norris City Village Board meeting Monday night

The Norris City Village Board met Monday night for their May meeting.

The Board approved a revision of the liquor license ordinance by a vote of four to three with Mayor Roy Kissell casting the deciding vote. Board members Skaggs, Trousdale and Whipple voted “no”.

Then they approved the issuance of a “Class D” liquor license to Kelly’s Quick Stop by a vote of four to two. Board members Skaggs and Whipple voted “no”.

Danny Woosley addressed the Board concerning Village employee’s health insurance. They’re looking at different plans to try to get the best deal possible and will make a decision at next month’s Board meeting.

Steve and Jodi Duncan approached the Village about getting TIF district money as they are expanding their business, Jodi Duncan Designs. They are moving out of the building they are currently renting on Division Street to two buildings they’ve purchased on the other side of the street.

Marcela and Salvador Lopez, owners of El Mexicano Mexican restaurants in Fairfield and Morganfield, KY, Are adding a restaurant in Norris City and would like some TIF district money. They also would like to serve margaritas with meals.

Aaron Summers of Mimmo’s would also like some TIF money to help finish the renovations to the back of his restaurant.

And Barbara Wilkinson is moving back to town and inquired about getting some TIF money to help build a house on the old Southern Lumber lot.

The Mayor and the Board agreed to look into everyone’s situations and will get back to them at next month’s Board meeting.

The Village is going to lease the old doctor’s clinic to a current business in town for $550 dollars a month, same as the previous tenant.

The Board passed a resolution allocating $50,000 in Motor Fuel Tax expenses for resealing and will advertise for bids.

Justin Ingram was approved as a new employee at a salary of $12 an hour. He will begin on May 15th.

The current police vehicles have a lot of miles on them and they’re looking into get new ones.

The Board gave Mayor Kissel permission to pursue a lift station for Nobbe Implements by trying to obtain a Delta Regional Authority grant. He’ll work with the Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission.

In the police report for April, there were 12 reports written, two arrests made and one citation issued. There were also seven 9-1-1 calls. A search warrant was obtained and executed as a result of information gathered by the Police Department, ISP Drug Task Force and White County Sheriff’s Department for 311 North Powell Street. Numerous items of contraband were seized and arrest warrants are expected.

In the animal control report, there have been several foxes running around and they’ve been in contact with a licensed trapper about rounding them up.

A reminder that this is clean-up week, now through May 11th.

The next Village Board meeting will be, Monday, June 4th at 7 p.m.