The Boyd family has offered the Village of Norris City the mineral rights to the lake area at no cost in return for naming a park after the family. The board voted unanimously to accept the offer and chose the park at the lake as the area to be named after the Boyds That land used to belong to the Boyd family
In other board business, all of the trustees were present except for Norm Trousdale. The board approved the July minutes, the Treasurer’s report and gave their approval to pay all of the July bills.
Skip Land was in attendance as a visitor and when given time to speak, said he just wanted to express his appreciation for the work the police are doing in Norris City. He said he is grateful for all that they do.
Apparently, fireworks are continuing even though the 4th of July is over. There were complaints about that. The police are authorized to give tickets for disturbing the peace if they catch those doing it.
At Level and Gossett, there is a house in pretty bad shape with animals inhabiting it and a tree growing out of it.
There are court appearances this week concerning abandoned vehicles and city ordinance property violations.
Jack Johnson is still doing some comparison shopping for a boat motor. He recommends a new one. The discussion was tabled until more information can be obtained.
Justin Land is retiring as dogcatcher, but will stay on until a replacement can be found.
Someone has requested a street light to be erected on Private Drive. This will cost the village approximately three thousand for the pole and installation, plus $18-$20 per month light bill. The board tabled the discussion until they can look over the area.
The request by John Schofield from last month’s meeting was tabled until Norm Trousdale can be present.
Jack Johnson and Terry Johnson were re-appointed to the Ambulance Board.
The mayor has received a new proposal for the work that needs to be done on Cherry Street. As has been stated before, there is 250 feet of the edge of the westbound lane on Cherry Street that is breaking apart due to trucks leaving the terminal loaded and heading west. O’Daniel Trucking has proposed to remove 12 feet by 250 feet of the street, replacing it with asphalt and using a soil stabilization method to build the street back up. They propose to do it in three days and still keep one lane open while they work, all for under $19,640. This was very amenable to the board and they voted to go in this direction.
The board gave their approval of renewing the liquor license for Mimmo’s Pizza.
A new pump has been installed at the water plant, at a cost of $10,600. This season’s MFT project has been successfully completed.
The mayor has the contract for Wild Bunch, LLC, but it needs a few corrections before Danielle Healy can sign off on it. The Healys are anxious to get started on the new project. The mayor asked the board’s permission to make payments, etc. within the agreement. The Fire Rating for the village has been adjusted down. This should help homeowner’s insurance rates.
Diana Tharp has requested to attend a one day seminar on Student Behavior Threat Assesment at John A. Logan College on August 16, 2017. the board gave its approval.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
The meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m.
There were 15 reports in July: Theft of services; DWLS; Vehicle Theft, Trespass; Burglary, Theft, Trespass; Domestic Battery; Criminal Damage; Trespass; Theft (Copper Wire); Possession of Meth, Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia; Trespass; Aggravated Battery; Theft; Warrant; Burglary, Trespass; Informational report for Secretary of State.
There were three arrests: Possession of Meth and Possession of Paraphernalia; Aggravated Battery; Warrant.
One citation was made for Failure to Change Address.
County Dispatch recorded nine calls; 911 had 12 calls; N.C. Police/Office had 17 calls and there were 50 Citizen Calls or contact.
- Government late payments puts ambulance in red for July - August 16, 2017
- Public hears objections to Enfield fracking well - August 9, 2017
- Village to acquire mineral rights to City Park - August 9, 2017
- NCOE schools to open despite funding issues - August 2, 2017
- Governor’s plan would bring $358,821.43 to NCOE School District - July 31, 2017