An audit of Norris City records shows the village is in solid financial shape.

That was the assessment of CPA Keith Botch who presented the annual audit report to board members last week.

“We are very fortunate,” said Mayor Roy Kissell. “Thankfully, we are able to hold our own.”

 As part of the audit, it was noted that cash flow for the village was down somewhat because of recent large expenditures for repairs to the municipal water department. Otherwise, the town's finances are sound.

Two Norris City residents appeared at the meeting seeking help from the town's TIF District for separate projects.

Rachel Gray is seeking financial help to develop the Cornerstone Coffee House in a renovated building on South Division Street. Roger Sechrest is seeking funds to put a new roof on the old Barnes building on East Main Street in an effort to preserve the structure.

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