Oolitic Town Council Approves Permits

(OOLITIC) – The Oolitic Town Council approved the following building permits during their meeting Monday evening.

  • Marty Speer requested to build a 28×40 garage at 223 Lafayette Avenue. The existing garage will be demolished and the new one will replace it.
  • Shelly Ikerd requested to place a manufactured home on an empty lot located at 218 Indiana Avenue. The request was approved with the stipulation that the home is placed on a foundation.
  • Sean Nikirk requested to build a home on an empty lot, located at 205 Vista Drive.
  • Robert Terrell requested to operate a Bait & Tackle shop at 606 Hoosier Avenue. He will start with the business in his garage until the building is ready following a remodel. Terrell has already received his merchant’s permit, and a permit from the Department of Natural Resources.

The town council will purchase 4 or 5 more security cameras for the Town Hall. The cameras are an added safety step after city officials received letters threatening to damage town hall. The Oolitic Police Department is investigating the incidents. Scott Nikirk from ITS will provide estimates for the purchase.

The Oolitic Police Department issued an ordinance violation to a residence on Smith Avenue. The town council received a letter from the resident requesting more time to take care of the issue. That request was denied during the meeting. The person will have 10 days to clean up the property.

Documentation of trash, debris, and nuisance was provided to the town council by the police department.

The Oolitic Police Department’s use of force policy will be reviewed and updated.

Oolitic Street Department employee Zac Bell’s request to stripe Main Street, as well as the cross-walks, was approved. The total cost of the project is $950.