4-12-2006 





APPROVAL GIVEN FOR REZONING JUNIOR HIGH AND LAND EAST OF IDLER

For 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.

Also 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 years.

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.

And 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 pending litigation.

You can see most of the open session of last nights meeting tonight on Greenville Cable Channel 3 at 6PM.

CORRECTION ON HEALTH BOARD STORY

There 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

20-year-old 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.




TRUCK OVERTURNS PARTIALLY BLOCKING ROUTE 143

No one was injured Monday morning when a Beelman Trucking rig overturned on Route 143 at Greene Cemetery Road in southern Bond County. The trailer, which contained sand, overturned causing Route 143 to be partially blocked. The truck was westbound when the driver lost control. Illinois State Police and the Bond County Sheriff's Department handled the accident.



ONE INJURED IN ACCIDENT NEAR KEYESPORT


A Keyesport man was injured Sunday morning when his car was struck by a pickup truck. 59-year old Joe Carroll's car was forced into a ditch when it was hit by a northbound truck driven by 26-year old Collin M. Carver of rural Carlyle. According to the Sheriff's Department, Carver allegedly failed to stop at the intersection and couldn't avoid the collision. Carroll was taken by ambulance to Greenville Regional Hospital..




 

SPORTS

WEDNESDAY SPORTS

HS BASEBALL
The Comets lost 4-3 to South Central. Greenville was held to only two hits. They are now 7-2 on the season.

COLLEGE BASEBALL
The Panthers put on an impressive hitting display as they blanked Principia 21-0 on 18 hits. Stefan Neece, Zach Roberts, and Kyle Loucks all homered for GC. They are now 12-12 on the year.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL
The GC Lady Panthers took a doubleheader from Eureka 4-0 and 11-4. Kristen Stuckmeyer and Elizabeth Cunningham hit their first career homeruns. In the second game, the Lady Panthers came from behind and scored 8 runs in the 5th inning to post the victory.

KPD HAS THREE NEW OFFERINGS THIS SUMMER


If either softball pitching, dogs, or books are of interest, then the Kingsbury Park District has three new programs this summer for you. An intermediate softball pitching clinic is being offered on Tuesdays from May 9th through June 6th. Instructed by Rebecca Leidel, the clinic will provide tips to softball pitchers ages 9 and 10. Greta Rice will be leading dog obedience classes on Wednesdays from May 10 through June 28th. These are one-hour sessions for dogs four months old or older. Students must have proof of rabies and parvo vaccination. And the Greenville Junior High library will be open Wednesday mornings from May 24th through June 21st for young readers. Junior high librarian Darlene Hartley is hoping to encourage summer reading for students entering 6th grade through 8th grade. These programs and the rest of the Kingsbury Park District lineup will be detailed in the annual recreational brochure that comes out April 18th.

At Monday night's KPD board meeting, the final donation from the Lem Rhodes estate was acknowledged. The park district received two installments from the estate totaling $11,000. The board closed their meeting with a thirty-minute closed session to discuss pending litigation and review of executive session minutes. No action was taken by the board upon returning to open session.


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