SMITHBORO VILLAGE MEETING
Several village residents attended the Smithboro Village Board Meeting Monday night. Attorney Brock Willeford spoke on behalf of several attending, regarding a minimum water bill sent to residents who have meters but are not using water. Although he thought the billing was legal, he questioned its fairness. Board member Lora Kennedy requested time for the board to research the problem. They anticipate an answer by the next meeting.
Jerry Coleman received zoning committee approval to place a manufactured home in the village.
At next month's meeting, options will be investigated for getting high speed internet access for the board.
PRELIMINARY REPORT FROM 2007 RELAY FOR LIFE
Although the final totals are not available for the fund raising efforts from the 2007 Relay for Life, estimates indicate the effort and devotion of countless persons. In the nine years of the relay, over $700,000 has been collected. This year's total should be in the neighborhood of $56,000, according to Event Co-chair, Nancy Royer-Green. Nancy said that 2007 records are currently being audited and when they are complete, she will share that information.
Plans are already being made for the 2008 Relay for Life and at least four teams have had fund raising activities for next year's event. The relay committee plans a concession stand at Apple Day, this Saturday, on the Greenville square and Nancy said they would be represented at as many community events as possible.
Special recognition goes to the Jr. High and Elementary School students who accepted the "quarter challenge" this year. The goal of the quarter challenge is to ring the walking track at the fair grounds with quarters, laid edge to edge. They did a great job of collecting quarters to lay around the track. All Bond County schools will be contacted next year concerning the "quarter challenge" for 2008.
Nancy and Peter Royer-Green will serve as Co-Chairs for the 2008 Relay for Life. Some members of the committee for 2008 have been secured but volunteers are always welcome. Call 664-9598, if you would like to help with the 2008 Relay for Life Activities.
STREET OILING IN GREENVILLE WEDNESDAY
The City of Greenville will be oiling several streets in the city on Wednesday, October 3rd. They will begin at 8:00 am on the north side of town and work their way south during the day. The list includes parts of these Greenville streets: Lake, Ivy, Main, Hena, College, Dewey, Eastern, Trindel, Short, and Chicago.