The August business meeting of the Carmi Township board was missing one trustee on Tuesday night as Dave Hall was absent, but Micheal Baxley, Rod Matsel and Tim Scates were in attendance, along with Clerk Anthony Huffer, Supervisor Pam Deig, Road Commissioner Chris McEwing, Assessor Amy Short, township attorney Greg Stewart, caseworker Jeannie Stewart and administrative assistant Amy Wilson, along with two members of the media. The meeting opened at 5:59 p.m.
The minutes were approved after Supervisor Deig made a correction to the income reported for July, stating the amount should have been $3040.20. The board was given more time to examine the monthly bills and they were approved after the Road Commissioner’s report.
Commissioner Chris McEwing reported that all the milling was done, but due to equipment breakdown, about one mile was not able to be completed. Oiling and chipping is currently going on. The township tractor has had problems and needs repair. He stated the township was being asked by Carmi’s mayor Jeff Pollard to pick up the care of another road by the waste plant that no one is presently caring for. No decision was made.
Supervisor Deig gave the Fund Balance Reports, stating expenses for the month were $27,808.11; income was $9895.18 and the final total balance was $2,136,478.42.
Two emergency grants totaling $542.49 were given in July, one for an electricity bill and one for rent.
Supervisor Deig noted that a donation came to the township because an Eagle Scout project had some money left over they could not keep. Deig stated the money would go into the Cemetery Miscellaneous Fund. The amount was around $102. A cemetery trustee said a new flag is needed at the cemetery. The gravestones of veterans throughout the cemetery were cleaned as a result of the Eagle Scout project and the township and cemetery board were grateful.
Supervisor Deig thanked everyone who filled in for her or helped out in any way during her absence while she recovered from an injury.
The Township Assessor has been working on reassessments at 138 11th St., 106 W. Kearney, 716 Burrell St., a lot at 106 Cherry St., a new double wide at 707 Co. Rd. 1500 N., a house owned by
Josh and Amanda Croff at 1201 Co. Rd. 875 E., a new building at 963 Co. Rd. 1700 N. and a new home owned by Jeffrey Colson at 959 Co. Rd. 1600 N.
Supervisor Deig will contact the landscaping contractor with the proposed agreement and plans made in July for the front of the township building. The electrical work has been completed by Danny Lamp. The trustees have agreed to do miscellaneous clean up tasks up to save the township money.
Supervisor Deig reminded the board of the upcoming township conference in Springfield in November. They can make reservations now for that event.
The meeting adjourned at 6:27 p.m.
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