CITY OF GREENVILLE TO OFFER TREE RECYCLING PROGRAM
With Christmas now over, many are probably wondering what to do with their Christmas trees. WGEL spoke with City of Greenville Public Works Director Bill Grider about a new tree recycling program that is being offered.
Anyone who used a real tree this holiday season, throughout the county, is encouraged to take their Christmas trees to the recycle bin at the corner of Water and 2nd Streets, just south of Harris Avenue. Greenville residents, inside the city limits, can also set their trees by their curb and city workers will come by and pick up the trees.
The Christmas trees will then be recycled into mulch for the Spring planting season. Grider said that at that time, anyone who would like some mulch can contact the City of Greenville and come pick it up, free of charge. Christmas trees will be collected through January 15th. For more details, call the Greenville City Hall at 664-1644.
SALVATION ARMY LOCAL CAMPAIGN SURPASSES GOAL
The 2007 Salvation Army Campaign wrapped up this past weekend. WGEL spoke with Reverend Wayne Pierce who said they had surpassed their goal with $16,940 collected so far, plus some additional money expected to come in the next couple of weeks.
More than 500 volunteers manned the red kettles at five businesses throughout Greenville. They rang bells every weekend from Thanksgiving through December 22nd. Money collected by the Salvation Army stays locally to assist low-income families. Pierce said that for those who want to donate via an envelope received in the mail, turn that money in locally, so that it stays in the Greenville area.
Pierce thanks everyone that rang bells these last few weeks and said that the campaign went very well. He also thanked Elmer Fenton, Ken Bryant, Dan Jensen, Frank Joy, Dan Willis and Dave Trover for their assistance this year.
NEW WEIGHT LIMITS POSTED ON TWO COUNTY BRIDGES
Weight limits are being posted on two bridges throughout Bond County, according to the highway department and the Illinois Department of Transportation.
The first bridge is the West Keyesport Bridge, located one mile west of Keyesport. A new 10-ton weight limit, for all combinations, is in effect for that bridge. The second is the Hillcrest Farms Bridge on Pokey Road, one mile north of Pocahontas. The weight limits will now be 15 tons for a single axle, 20 tons for three or four axles and 25 tons for five or more axles.
The Bond County Highway Department encourages motorists to honor the posted limits, as failure to do so can result in structure failure, property damage and personal injury. The department is in the process of trying to get these bridges replaced. Any questions or concerns, contact the Bond County Highway Department at 664-1144.