The Dairy Day stage committee is planning to hold a public meeting on Tuesday, August 14, at City Hall to discuss plans for the new stage. The public is invited to attend as their input is needed. The meeting will be at 7 p.m.
The August meeting of the Norris City Board came to order at 7 p.m. Monday night. All trustees were in attendance. Clerk Jim Crouch was not there. The Pledge and Prayer were led by Joe Skaggs.
The July minutes were approved as well as the Treasurer’s report. The bills were approved for payment. Luke and Kami Marsh were in attendance. Luke brought a suggestion to the board about installing a “Welcome to Norris City” sign at the Main Street entrance into town. The Marsh’s now own the old Boyd property and are willing to install it on their land. The Board was receptive to the idea and the mayor asked him to get with him later.
Brown and Roberts, LLC engineering was in attendance about the sewage plan. The Board voted to accept the bid made by Korte and Littlejohn for the work. The bid was $275,840 to revamp the station and approximately $15,000 will be needed to do other work. The plan is to make the flow as continuous as possible so as to deter freezing.
Joe Skaggs brought news that someone had mowed down a few headstones at the I.O.O.F. cemetery recently. Trash is also an issues at the cemeteries.
Jack Johnson said the water storage tank will probably need to be re-bid. He also is still interested in building a new lake north of the reservoir and is searching out grants.
The Police Activity Report for the month of July showed a burglary, theft/lost property and a tow sheet for a recovered/stolen vehicle. There were no arrests, three citations, one for loud music, and two for weeds, grass, debris.
There were eight calls to County Dispatch, six calls to 911, 15 calls to N.C. Police/Office and 20 citizen calls or contact.
There were no problems reported to the police department during the July 4th celebration.
On July 26, Officer Diana Tharp responded to a medical call and initiated CPR on the male subject prior to the ambulance arriving.
On July 30, Office David Dal responded to Carmi to assist law enforcement with a subject that had been pursued due to warrants, possession of stolen guns, narcotics, etc. It also involved Hamilton County and Kentucky. the following day, Carmi Police locate and arrested the subject with the help of White County Sheriff Department, ISP Tactical Response Team, etc. after obtaining and serving a search warrant at the residence he was located at. David Doerner of animal control says he is all out of traps as everyone has been requesting them to trap pesky animals.
The Board approved the renewal of Mimmo’s Liquor license.
New flooring for City Hall was discussed. Slay’s carpet has given an estimate of $15, 941 to do the entire building, except for the evidence room, bathrooms and storage room. The Board voted to go ahead with this project.
The MFT oil and chipping is completed. There are some concerns about large rocks that showed up in the mix.
TIF updates: The Wild Bunch structure is going up at 400 Boyd St. Shorty’s is operational. Barbara Wilkinson is waiting on the block layers for the foundation of her house.
The Board voted to give the mayor permission and a $4000 budget to purchase picnic tables, benches, concrete and plants for the Douglas and Lorraine Dale Park. He noted the sidewalk was being built.
The mayor would like the park next to the Legioin to be established before Dairy Days.
The grant application for the lift station behind Nobbe, Inc. is ongoing. The GWRPC submitted it.
The Board’s annual Christmas party is scheduled for December 15, 2018 at the Hideout in Marion.
The mayor said he committed $100 to sponsorship for the High School Volleyball team from the village.
Joe Skaggs commented on the new parking lot at the library. It has more than doubled the room for parking.
The next meeting is on Tuesday, September 4 at 7 p.m.
The meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.