BOND COUNTY SENIOR CENTER TO PURSUE NEW BUILDING
A second planning meeting for the development of the new Bond County Health Department site was held Wednesday evening. Health board members along with representative from Greenville College, Greenville Regional Hospital, and the Bond County Senior Center were present.
It was announced that the Bond County Senior Citizen’s Center Board had voted to pursue a new facility on the health department site off 4th street. The facility would be located near the new health department building, but would need to be separate.
Dennis Calvert, the site planner from Korte Company, reviewed the land survey and topographical lay-out of the 28 acres. He told the group there is a seven foot difference between the highest and lowest point of the land, which was surprising and something you don’t realize just driving along 4th St. It was also his feeling that if only two buildings and parking was developed on the site there would not be an initial need for a retention or detention pond. Several different site development plans were displayed and a general discussion was held.
Bond County Health Board Chairman, Darryl Bolen, said the next step has to be a meeting with the Kingsbury Park District to determine if they have any interest in development at the site.
The next meeting of the Bond County Health Board will be October 15 th.
TRIAD SCHOOLS ALMOST LOCKED DOWN THURSDAY
It was an interesting morning for residents and students in Troy, IL. Around 10:50am Thursday, WGEL received a call regarding traffic backed up on I-70 near the Troy exit. The person reported that police were blocking the exit and not allowing cars off of the interstate. A short time later, the same person called back and said that officers had unblocked the exit.
There was also a report of the schools in Troy being locked down. WGEL spoke with a spokesperson from the Triad Superintendent's office, who said that due to information received, they began the process of making sure that students were safe inside the buildings, and in the interest of caution, were beginning to lock down the schools. A short time later, according to the spokesperson, police confirmed the arrest of a suspect that they were looking for in that area. The three schools in Triad were never fully locked down and it's believed that the man was never a threat to the children. Both the Troy Police Department and the Illinois State Police were assisting agencies, the DEA, or Drug Enforcement Agency is handling the case. As of now, there are no more details available.
MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
At the monthly meeting of the Mulberry Grove Village Board, Monday night, Trick-or-Treat hours were set for Tuesday, October 30th, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for children 12 years and under.
The board voted to donate money toward the purchase of new Christmas lights for the village, a project of the American Legion Auxiliary.
No action was taken concerning the liquor ordinance for the village. Information on the liquor ordinance is anticipated by the next meeting.
The next meeting will be Monday, November 5, at 7:00 PM.