PLANNING CONTINUES FOR NEW BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SITE
Monday evening, the Building and Grounds Committee of the Bond County Health Department Board reviewed three site plans presented by Dennis Calvert of Korte Company. The plans were for development of the 28 acre site the health department recently purchased off 4th Street south of Greenville. The committee decided to recommend the new facility be located on approximately five acres in the northwest corner of the property. Consideration was given to the fact that the ground in that area has the highest elevation, and is closest to the sewer line. This recommendation will now go to the full Health Department Board to be voted on at it’s next meeting.
Calvert told the committee that approval of the master site plan completes the first phase and the board will then need to move forward with the design and construction phase.
Also present at the meeting from Korte Company were John Brengle, President of Architectural Design, and Thomas Lyeria, Senior Vice President. The two gentlemen explained that if Korte Company is contracted for the next phase the company can do 100% of the design work, but current laws would not allow them to do the construction. Korte would be able to manage the construction and would have a full time person on site, but the contracts would be paid directly by the health department. It was, felt that if the building was begun in late spring of 2008, construction could be complete in 6 to 7 months.
IDOT AND ISP TO CRACK DOWN ON IMPAIRED DRIVERS THIS MONTH
With December proclaimed as Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with the Illinois State Police, are reminding motorists to stay safe this holiday season, and that police authorities will be cracking down on impaired drivers.
Law enforcement officials throughout the state will be mounting roadside safety checks and saturation patrols over the next few weeks. In December of 2006, there were 32 alcohol related fatalities, including 8 on the Christmas holiday weekend and 6 on the New Years weekend.
State officials remind motorists to plan a safe way home before the festivities begin; designate a sober driver before drinking; if you're impaired, use a taxi or call a sober friend; if you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911; and remember to take the keys away from a friend, if they are unable to drive.
MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
At the Mulberry Grove Village Board Meeting Monday night, Mayor Jana Willis resigned from her position, effective immediately. She is moving to Fayette County and thus cannot hold a village office. The resignation was accepted, with regret, by the board.
Doug Enloe was appointed temporary mayor until the next election in 2009. He took the oath of office and officiated at the meeting. Two sealed bids for the purchase of the old village maintenance building were opened. The board rejected both bids.
The board decided to continue employee Christmas bonuses for this year. Full time employees will receive $100.00 and a ham. Part time employees will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Carmen's Market in Mulberry Grove.
Meeting dates for 2008 were set. The village board will meet on the first Monday of each month, at 7:00 PM.