BOND COUNTY BOARD HEARS NEW FIREWORKS REGULATION
At Tuesday's Bond County Board meeting Bond County State's Attorney Chris Bauer brought new regulations before the Board governing fireworks. Whether you have a fireworks display at your house or if you are operating a pyrotechnic display you have to have a County permit. You will also have to pay a fee to the Bond County Clerk of $20. The permit must be filed at least 15 days before you plan to have a fireworks display. To receive an application you need to go to the Bond County Clerk's office.
In other business, Chairperson Jill Franks notified the Board that the Health Insurance Committee is in place. The Board also gave approval of a special assessment to the Illinois County Insurance Trust estimated to be around $25,500. The final amount will be determined at the next ICIT meeting.
A variance was given to the Farm Heritage Museum building permit fee however, a $25 compliance fee will still be in effect. Liquor Licenses were approved for Circle B Steakhouse, Nuby's Steakhouse, the VFW Hall in Greenville, and Dutch Mill. The license renewals begin July 1 and will be effective until June 30, 2007.
The Board also approved the re-appointment of Gary Zurliene to the Highland-Pierron Fire Protection District. The Board also granted the Greenville Business and Professional Association permission to use the courthouse lawn for Dairy Day on June 17. Because of the July 4th holiday, the Board Meeting that fell on that day has been moved to July 6. You can see the entire Board Meeting Wednesday night on Greene County Cable Channel 3.
ROAD CLOSURE ON ROUTE 160
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that starting today (June 7), Illinois Route 160 will have short-term roadway closures located south of Grantfork. These daytime only lane closures are to facilitate the delivery and erection of structural steel for the bridge replacement project. Closures are expected to be complete by June 30, weather permitting. It is anticipated that the bridge replacement project will be completed by this fall. If you have any questions about the project you can contact Brent Guttmann, Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation at 346-3350.