Carlisle Chamber of Commerce President Cody Snider said during the Monday chamber meeting, that the bi-annual airport day has been scheduled for Nov. 1.
According to Snider, the airport commission has met and approved the November date. Snider said face painting, food, activities and airplane rides will be available to families, free of charge at the airport event. The Chamber invite any politicians interested in setting up a table handing out materials at the airport day event or the annual Alumni celebration in the park on Oct. 18, to join the chamber at the corporate price of $125.
The Chamber will host its annual BBQ dinner prior to the game on Friday, Oct. 17 at the Carlisle Elementary School Cafeteria. The meal will be catered by Nick’s BBQ and deserts will be provided by Chamber members. The following day, Oct. 18, chamber members will assist with vendor setup at the city park for the Alumni Day Celebration.
In other business, during his city update, Carlisle Mayor Ray Glover said street paving would begin this week. He said paving will be on Bison Street, Sixth Street, the south side of Eastwood drive, Reid Street and Bennett Drive. Glover said residents should avoided those streets this week, if possible, during the paving process.
A 12-foot flagpole will soon be a focal point at Rock Island Park, located behind the depot. While the flagpole would actually be the mask for a Verizon cell tower, the city will collect $800 per month rental on the tower. Glover said the construction on the tower is scheduled for sometime in September.
The Carlisle City jail is waiting on its final step before opening. Glover said the city jail is currently waiting for a final inspection by Jail Standards.
"Maybe we can get our jail open soon," Glover said.
Glover said Jail Standards is scheduled to conduct an expectation of the facilities on Aug. 19.
Mowing grass is becoming an issue, according to Glover. Glover said residents who refuse to mow and maintain their lawn will now be asked to sign a form stating they are out of compliance with city codes. He said once the forms are signed, residents will be given several days to comply. If they continue to refuse to be complaint with the city’s code for yard maintenance, Glover said they will be fined $50.
Also during the meeting, members discussed offering special advertising rates for the digital sign for football season. For a small fee, parents can publicly support their favor football player every week on their Thursday or Friday game days. The special offers one weekly sign, which will run for ten weeks during the season. Business can also show their Bison support on the sign at a special discounted rate for businesses. Business signs will run daily over the three month period from September to December. For more information about specific pricing, please contact the Chamber at 870-552-7002.
The next Carlisle Chamber of Commerce meeting will be a noon on Sept. 8 at the Civic Center. Meal will be provided for $5.