APPROVAL GIVEN FOR REZONING JUNIOR HIGH AND LAND EAST
the second time in the last 6 months developer Don Rogier
brought a plan to annex and rezone land he owns just East
of Idler lane to the Greenville City Council regular meeting
and last night after some discussion the Council passed
his proposal. Rogier will have some 14 acres for single
family housing another 14 for R-2 duplexes and 20 acres
rezoned R-3 for multi family housing development. Also
61 acres rezoned M-1 manufacturing. Rogier pointed out
that his land being annexed into the city does not mean
that any other property west of Idler not currently in
the city would have to be annexed.
at last nights meeting the council approved R-3 zoning
requested by developer Don A. Wall to renovate the old
junior high school classrooms into two bedroom apartments.
Wall said he hoped to have the first units ready by next
February. The Council also voted to allow Wall to lease
the old gym to be operated by a non profit entity.
The council approved a new stop sign at the corner of
East Winter and Ivy Lane, and the city will be looking
to do some tuck pointing and cleaning of the municipal
building in either this years maintenance budget or next
A big chunk of last nights regular meeting was taken up
as the council grilled representatives of GHP, the City's
new employee health plan provider, about the last minute
increase in premiums that required a special meeting of
the Council to approve.
there will be a special council meeting April 25th to
talk about the coming year's city budget. At the end of
the meeting the council adjourned into executive session
to talk collective bargaining, sale of real estate and
You can see most of the open session of last nights meeting
tonight on Greenville Cable Channel 3 at 6PM.
ON HEALTH BOARD STORY
have been two confirmed cases of whooping cough in Bond
County, one was a junior high student and the other was
a senior citizen. WGEL had incorrectly reported that this
had been referred to as an "epidemic" during
the health board meeting. There have been a larger number
of cases statewide among junior high age students. One
problem seems to be that the vaccine is wearing off by
junior high age and a booster shot may be needed. The
Bond County Health Board will look at an estimate for
the cost of vaccines for next month's meeting. Health
Department Director Maxine Barth told WGEL that unlike
other parts of the state, the number of influenza cases
in Bond County has also been low.
MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING DOGS
Thomas Carroll of Glen Carbon was charged Tuesday in
Madison County Circuit Court for his alleged involvement
in two counts of burglary. On Monday employees of the
Madison County Humane Society and the Madison County
Animal Control building reported to authorities that
both buildings had been burglarized and four dogs were
reported missing, one of the dogs belonged to Carroll.
On April 5 Animal Control personnel notified Carroll
to tell him that his dog was in the custody of the Animal
Control. Carroll told the Animal Control that he did
want his dog back, but did not have the $125 to pay
the fine. During the evening hours Carroll allegedly
broke into both buildings and stole the four dogs including
his. Authorities believe that Carroll allegedly broke
into the Humane Society Building first thinking that
is where his dog was. Bond has been set at $50,000.