The Indian Creek Township board learned last night that there are no records to be found documenting any lease or deed for the property by the ball field that the township has been using for many years. Effectively, the township has been squatting on the land. The owner, Mrs. Bond does not wish to sell the property but would like to have a lease with the township for the use of it. A special township meeting to discuss the matter is set for Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. at the Township building on S. Division Street. The public is invited. [Read more...]
The new playground is almost ready for visitors. The Parks and Recreation committee is reporting that the first layer of the rubber has been laid down and another one is to be done. The fence is still up around the area and the committee asks people to not cross the barrier at this time. It will be completed and open soon enough.
It was reported at last Tuesday night's Enfield board meeting that a representative from War Horse Christian School had contacted Mayor Black expressing some interest in the Booth Grade School building. The trustees stated it would be best if the school’s officials came to a meeting or requested a special meeting with the board, but they would first need to reach an agreement with the NCOE School District. Local media had initially reported that the school wanted to move there, but Dr. Caleb. Mitchell clarified the matter in a statement on Facebook: [Read more...]
There are five candidates that have thrown their hats into the competition for the 2023 Dairy Day Queen contest. The baby pageants start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night, September 22 on the Dairy Day stage, followed by the Tots, Princess, Queen and Jr. Miss pageants.
The Norris City Quilter's guild quilt show opens at 4 p.m. and goes to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Township building. The Norris City museum opens at 5 p.m. at a new location on 110 E. Main St. Friday is Arm Band night with rides starting at 5 p.m. A Cake Walk will be at 5:30 p.m. at the stage area and the Wild Bunch cheer squad will perform after the pageants are ended. [Read more...]
White County Treasurer Micheal Baxley reported that the county’s tax bills were being mailed out today, September 14. The county board meeting was held this morning after a building committee meeting at 8:30 a.m. Baxley also reported the county had a current cash position of $10,590,817. Expenses for the month of August were $2,666.00 and revenues were $1,323.00. The General Fund held $1,763,406.10 and the ARPA fund balance was reported at $296,501.00. The county holds debt of $121,773.12 for the ambulance service and $49,545 for the new government financial software that was purchased. [Read more...]
September 14, 2023 at 8:30 AM
1. Roll Call
2. Discussion and possible approval of feasibility study, soil samples, and moving forward with what is necessary for the potential groundwork.
3. Discussion and possible approval of setting up presentation from Architect to determine steps.
Trustee David Spence was chosen to moderate the special Town meeting on Thursday night, which was held to consider the acquisition of new property. Indian Creek Township Road Commissioner David Wheeler stated his desire to purchase the Hoskins property on Highway 1 by the elementary school. Approximately 65 registered Indian Creek voters were in attendance. [Read more...]
An ethical conduct ordinance sent by Brown and Roberts Engineering to the Village of Norris City will, if implemented, put the Village’s nepotism policy at odds with the ordinance, Village Attorney Nathan Rowland explained to the board. The engineering firm sent a sample waste, fraud and abuse ordinance to the Village to be attached to the new DCEO grant for the Village’s Phase 4 water project. After an explanation of the conflict, the Mayor recommended doing away with the nepotism policy and put the board in charge of hiring and firing Village employees. [Read more...]