GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES POSSIBLE NEW INDUSTRIAL PARK FACILITY
The Greenville City Council held their November meeting Tuesday night, and pending a State of Illinois CDAP Loan, Greenville has a new multi-million dollar facility locating in the Industrial park. Molinero Incorporated, manufacturer of "masa flour", a product used as the main ingrediance in Tortilla Chips, is the first employer to commit to locate in Greenville, since Assistant City Manager Lisa Stephens took over the job of recruiting new business to Greenville. Molinero plans to purchase the existing 40,000 square foot Agricel building and build a similar sized structure to accommodate their Greenville Plant, which will employ 26 people. City Manager Dave Willey told the Council last night that the company plans to hire all those positions including the Plant manager locally. Construction starts next Spring and they will be ready for production in September, 2009.
Molinero will be making El Milagro brand chips that are sold in many retail stores. The plant will be located on 38 acres, and in all probability, another Company, Clarkson Grain, will be locating near the new Greenville plant. Clarkson would be purchasing white corn from local farmers. The Molinero project will be a $5 to $7 million construction project.
In other good news, City Manager Willey announced the State has extended the life of the City's Enterprise Zone for another 10 years, and the City heard a positive Audit presentation. In other action last night, the Council over-ruled the Planning board and granted a variance for an addition to a home on Hena Street. They heard a presentation from Citizens wanting to expand the City's recycling program and Vickie Cook was appointed to the Planning Commission.
PARK DISTRICTS NOVEMBER MEETING
The Kingsbury Park District held their November meeting Monday night and voted to purchase a floating boat dock for Patriots Park Lake. Park District Director Jerry Sauerwein told the board he had purchased a slightly used handicapped lift for the swimming pool. The Board opened sealed bids, for work at the lake, from Slatton Excavating and Blankenship Construction; Sauerwein will study both bids, to make sure all the specifications are met, before a bid is awarded.
Sauerwein also told the board he has met with Algren Anderson and Darryl Bolen, from the Bond County Board of Health, about possible use of some of the Land the Health board recently purchased on 4th Street. The Board adjourned into executive session to discuss Pending Litigation, Land Acquisition and Personnel.
GREENVILLE MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ACCIDENT NORTH OF RAMSEY
A head-on collision occurred over the weekend in Fayette County on Route 51, just north of Ramsey. According to the Illinois State Police, around 4:53PM on Saturday, 24 year-old Nicholas Leach, of Pana, was driving a 1993 Buick and allegedly attempting to pass another vehicle, while southbound on Route 51. His car collided head-on with a 2001 Ford passenger car traveling northbound, driven by 23 year-old Anthony Glosser, of Greenville.
Leach was ticketed for alleged Improper Overtaking on the Left. Both drivers were taken to Fayette County Hospital and then transferred to St. John's Hospital in Springfield. As of Wednesday afternoon, Leach had been discharged from the hospital, while Glosser remained in critical condition.