ACADEMIC FOUNDATION AWARDS $15,000 IN TEACHER GRANTS
The meeting Monday evening, of the Academic Foundation of Bond County Community Unit 2 was held at Mabry's Restaurant, with a large crowd that included those attending the meeting, the High School Jazz Band, Second Grade Greenville Elementary students and their parents.
Carla Stampfli presented an award to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Broom in appreciation of the Broom Family Scholarship fund. Lester Harnetiaux received the 2007 Service Award, and the Sorento School was recognized for having the most teachers present. Pat Potthast presented the teacher grants approved, which totaled $15,424. Some requests may be funded later. The financial report showed a balance on hand in the endowment fund of $200,277 and in the general fund of $34,186.
In the past 17 years, the foundation has funded $218,891 in teacher grants and sponsored 5 annual scholarships. Board members elected for another term were Kelly Richardson, Don Dillon and Pat Potthast. New board members elected were Jim Keaster, Randy Alderman, Dwight Jollivette and Tom Stampfli. Officers nominated for election, by the board, were Jim Keaster for President; Don Dillon, Vice President; Jan Woker, Secretary and Kelly Richardson, Treasurer.
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MET MONDAY NIGHT
Boat docks on Governor Bond Lake were the main topic on Monday night’s agenda of the Greenville Zoning Board of Appeals. Two Variances to build boat docks were passed along for City Council Consideration.
One of the variances was to improve an already existing dock that did not meet the current ordinance to have at least 100 feet of shoreline, the second variance dealt with two separate landowners who wished to build a two slip boat dock to service their adjacent lots.
The board also approved, for Council consideration, a variance in front yard setback on Killarney Drive to allow construction of a roof over an existing porch. In one other action, the board voted not to recommend an addition within the rear yard setback for a house on Hena Street.
COUNTY BOARD APPROVES IDOT RESOLUTION AND BUDGET AMENDMENTS
The Bond County Board met Tuesday morning and voted to accept the County Maintenance Resolution between the Illinois Department of Transportation and the County Highway Department. The resolution states the estimated amount appropriated for 2008 from the Motor Fuel Tax allotment for maintenance on county or state highways, which is $410,000. Mike McCormick then told board members that all signs and posts, received from the sign grant, have been delivered to each jurisdiction and an application has been filed for major bridge funding for the Hillcrest Bridge, north of Pocahontas.
Maxine Barth, Director of the Bond County Health Department, was present to explain the need for certain budget amendments for 2007. Board members unanimously approved the requested changes. In other business, the Sheriff's Fees were approved along with the County Clerk's report. With no approval on the proposed budget, the meeting was recessed until the November 20th meeting. You can see the Bond County Board meeting in it's entirety, tonight at 6PM, on New Wave Cable Channel 3.