BRIDGEWORK AND AUDIT REPORT DISCUSSED AT BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETING
Mike McCormick, Bond County Highway Engineer, requested from the Bond County Board aid for bridgework. The board approved $13,306 in funds to repair a bridge in Pocahontas and $19,000 in funds to replace a bridge in Mulberry Grove. The highway engineer's salary, which is co-funded by the state and county, was also given the ok. The board then approved a request from Robert Lindberg, with FAYCO Enterprises, for a $25,757 renewal in funding for everyday operating expenses. Lindberg said 28% of their clients are from Bond County. West & Company presented the board with last year's 74-page audit report stating the county was ahead in net assets at the end of last year. However, due to a couple departments currently short on revenue and over on expenses, the county won't end this year as high as expected. The next budget meeting is next Thursday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m.
The Board voted in favor of the use of the courthouse lawn by the Greenville High School Pep Club for a dunking tank at the September 14th Homecoming Snake Dance. They also voted to allow The VFW Auxiliary to use the lawn the same day for a POW/MIA ceremony. And The Comet's Sports Booster Club was given permission to use the courthouse grounds on September 15th for the Homecoming Cookout. The final business at hand was the release of the minutes of the February 21st closed session; which was unanimously approved.