CITY SMOKING BAN ON THE BACKBURNER
Smoke and land were the two main topics of conversation at City Hall Tuesday night. The Council held a public hearing about a smoking ban in public places like restaurants. After the meeting City Manager Dave Willey summed up the smoking discussion by saying it looks like the State Legislature may come up with statewide smoking bans and the City Council decided to take a wait and see posture concerning the issue. Also Tuesday night the Council voted to sell 17 acres of city surplus land it owns on Governor Bond lake near the Marina to Don Rogier as Trustee of Trust #301 in exchange for $204,745.00 and two lots Rogier has in Lakeview Meadows subdivision. A Bond County resident, Jim Darnell, raised objections to the sale but after considering those objections City Attorney Pat Schaulfelberger told the Council he felt there was no legal reason not to sell the property. Several council members and City Manager Willey expressed the city's desire to obtain the two lots.
In other action the Council approved a handicapped parking place in front of the Greenville Post Office and heard a positive report on the fish population at Governor Bond Lake. The City will continue the fish stocking program this year at the $5,000 level. At the end of the evening the Council adjourned into executive session to discuss pending litigation, personnel, purchase of real estate and sale of real estate and the open meetings act.
FFA WORK AUCTION A SUCCESS
The Annual FFA Work Auction was held Monday night at the Greenville High School. Chapter Advisor Steve Zimmerman said this was the best auction to date with a total of 38 students, including a student teacher and himself, being sold at an average of $12 an hour. The high bid of the night brought in $25 an hour with a total of $4,200 being raised throughout the evening.
The proceeds will go towards activities and events for the FFA throughout the year. With the auction over, the students and the bidders now have the chance to make arrangements on what type of job they'll be doing and when it will take place. Zimmerman thanked the community for their support with the dinner and the auction bidders. In a related story, FFA Week begins February 19th. WGEL will have more on next week's activities in a future newscast.
GENE WATSON TICKET GIVEAWAY
Country legend Gene Watson is coming to Nashville North USA in Taylorville this Saturday night for a 7pm show. WGEL has two pairs of tickets to give away for the concert. Tune in WGEL between 5pm and 7pm tonight for the Gene Watson classic “Farewell Party.” Be caller number 6 or caller number 7 when we play it and you’ll win a pair of tickets.
You must be 18 or older to win and may only win once. Only one winner per family. Employees of WGEL, Nashville North, and their immediate family members are not eligible.
Don’t miss your chance to see Gene Watson in concert. Tonight between 5 and 7pm we’ll play Gene’s big hit “Farewell Party.” When you hear it, be caller number 6 or caller 7 and you’re a ticket winner.
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