11-28-2007



 

COUNTY BOARD HEARS TIPPING FEE PLAN

 

At the last Bond County Board meeting, Tom Melvin presented information relating to the recycling being done in Bond County currently.  He said  the recycling rate is not easily measured, but his best estimation would be that in 2006,  about 13 percent of the municipal waste generated in the county was recycled.  The Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act, which became law in 1989, required county's recycling rate to be 25%, and to help fund this, the law said local governments may establish a tipping fee, or surcharge per ton of solid waste.  Tom requested the board initiate a $1.27 per ton fee as soon as possible.  He also recommended that the board appoint a committee to divise the specifics of the recycling program for county board approval. 

 

State's Attorney, Chris Bauer, said the board had considered a tipping fee in the past, but had been apprehensive.  With the fee, it was thought that the county would then have to take on some of the duties the state currently does, like inspections, and that could require hiring an expert as an employee.  He said the county needs to be sure it understands it's obligations before instituting the fee, and that a consultant should put together a model plan, and show the county what it might net from the fee. 

 

Board Chairman, Jill Franks, said she would arrange to have Patrick Engineering come to a board meeting in the future. The company  does this type of work  throughout the state and would be very knowledgable about the tipping fee process.


MULBERRY GROVE SCHOOL BOARD MEETS

 

The Mulberry Grove Unit 1 Board of Education met Monday night. Prior to the regular meeting, the board met to discuss the Tentative 2007 Tax Levy and held an open hearing at 6:30 PM. During the regular meeting, teachers Lindy Zeeb and John Paine, showed the board a video presentation of the District's Technology Program, including teacher and student projects.

 

Following closed session, the board took the following actions:

 

The Board accepted the resignation of counselor Les Sinks, effective at the end of the 07-08 school year.

 

The Board accepted letters of retirement from teachers Mary Rice, following the 2010-2011 school year, Sylvia Shea at the end of 07-08, and Kathy Greaney effective the end of the 2010-2011 year.

 

The Mulberry Grove School Board will meet again December 17th for a Truth in Taxation Levy Hearing at 7:00 PM and regular meeting at 7:30 PM.

 

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SECOND FIREARM DEER SEASON THIS WEEKEND

The second Illinois Firearm Deer Season is coming up this Thursday through Sunday. During the first season, just two weeks ago, hunters in Illinois harvested just over 85,000 deer. The numbers in Bond County were around 880, up from last year.

The temperatures for this weekend should be a cooler compared to two weeks ago, but hunters are still urged to use extra precaution when it comes to handling and storing their deer. Hunters in Illinois are allowed to start one-half hour prior to sunrise and stay out one-half hour after sunset.

The IDNR reminds you to check-in your deer on the day you take it by visiting www.dnr.state.il.us/vcheck or by calling 1-866-IL-CHECK.


AUCTION AT HOLIDAY BAZAAR

The auction, at this year's 50th Annual Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar, will feature eight quilts, a coverlet, sports memorabilia, several pieces of original artwork, crafts, and an outstanding selection of antique items. Don't miss the holiday bazaar, Saturday, December 1st, from 9:00 am - 2:00 PM at the First Christian Church.

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SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGERS HAVE GREAT FIRST WEEKEND

Volunteers for the Salvation Army spent this past weekend ringing bells for the first time this season. Reverend Wayne Pierce said that during the first weekend, around $2,100 was collected. Last year, volunteers raised over $18,000. According to Pierce, 90% of the money stays locally. Salvation Army Bell ringers will continue to collect money each weekend through December 22nd at five area businesses.


KPD ACCEPTS BID FOR PATRIOT'S PARK PROJECT

The Kingsbury Park District Board met Monday night and approved Slatton's Excavating Bid of $45,000 for the Stream crossing and Bank Stabilization project at Patriot's Park. KPD Director Jerry Sauerwein is in the process of setting up meetings to discuss when the work will begin and the timetable of the project.


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SPORTS

SPORTS RESULTS

 

Both the Greenville and Mulberry Grove boy’s basketball teams played last night.  The Comets lost their first game of the season to Trenton Wesclin 60 to 44.

Mulberry Grove Aces played Bunkerhill at home and lost by a score of 57 to 51.

 

In other sports action, Sorento Junior High boys 7th grade team lost to Highland St. Paul, 56 to 25, and the 8th grade Sorento boys beat Highland St. Paul 51 to 47.

 

The second round of the Litchfield Regionals, the Greenville Lady Bluejay’s team lost to Litchfield 42 to 15. 

 

The Greenville Junior High Boys 8th grade team lost to Hillsboro in overtime 24 to 21, and Hillsboro won the 7th grade boys game


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