5-23-2007




FIRST DAY OF SEAT BELT CHECKS IN GREENVILLE

Monday the Greenville Police Department joined several thousand national, state and local law enforcement officials in kicking off the "Click It or Ticket" safety belt campaign. A total of 27 no seatbelt tickets were issued to drivers and 3 to passengers along with 1 ticket for no valid driver's license and 1 ticket for allowing an unauthorized driver.

Officers were stationed at two locations throughout the evening. First they were at College and Eastern, and then later they were set up at College and Elm. The seat belt checks will run through June 3rd. The "Click It or Ticket" campaign is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.


TWO SUBDIVISION REQUESTS PASSED AT CITY PLANNING

Jim McCasland asked for and got a recommendation from the Planning Commission for a modification to his Phase 3 of Oak Hill Estates Subdivision located at North Idler Lane and Iron Gate Trail. The modification actually resulted in fewer lots in that subdivision. Although Oak Hill Estates is in the county because it's within a mile and a half of the city limits, it has to conform to city ordinances.

Also at Monday night's meeting the board voted to pass along for council consideration, a preliminary plat from Steve and Georgia Shank for a proposed subdivision along Cardinal drive near Ridge street South of Route 40. At the last planning commission meeting there was much discussion about the ordinance requiring sidewalks. Planning decided Shanks new plat with bigger lots was an improvement, but the subject of sidewalks was still unresolved, that discussion will now go to city council for their consideration.

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BOX LUNCH PROGRAM SUCCESS THIS SEASON

As summer approaches, today marks the last week of the Box Lunch Program this season at the Bond County Senior Center. Since last October, staff and volunteers have spent every week making and delivering gourmet box lunches to business and residents in Greenville. According to Pat Bond Chairperson of the Box Lunch Program, their efforts have generated around $17,000 for the Senior Center.

All of the money raised goes directly to the Bond County Senior Center to help with services. Box Lunches will continue to be catered for group lunches and functions on an event basis this summer. The regular weekly schedule will return sometime at the end of this year.


SCIGA MAY MEETING TO BE HELD IN SALEM

The South Central Illinois Growth Alliance (SCIGA) May meeting will be held at the Salem Community Activity Center tonight at 5:30PM. This will be the first time that SCIGA has met in Salem. Members are invited to attend the meeting and take the opportunity to become acquainted with the various leaders of city, state and county governments, business communities representing the five county region and staff.

A buffet meal will begin at 5:30PM with a short presentation as to what as been accomplished so far. The guest speaker for the evening will be Fred Walker, Executive Director of South Central Illinois Regional Planning.

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KEYESPORT VILLAGE BOARD DISCUSSES GAS PRICES

At last week's Keyesport Village Board meeting new village trustees Bill Smith and Helen Sharp were sworn in. Re-elected to the board were Marilyn Rich, Ken Kious, Marsha Martin, and Penny Sanders new Village Attorney, Brock Williford, was present to discuss some public issues.

For the last 30 to 40 years the village has been mowing property owner’s ditches as a courtesy. Now with gas prices going up and hiring another summer worker for the village, it has become a financial concern. One of the city ordinances is that it’s the property owners responsibility to mow the ditches from the property line to the adjoining street surface. The board discussed the issue and voted 5-0 that they will go ahead and mow the ditches until they get the situation cleared up.


RESIDENTS REMINDED TO KEEP BOAT SAFETY IN MIND

With the summer months approaching and the weather getting warmer outside, many people will be heading out on the water for recreational activity. During this time of the year residents need to remember to stay safe on Governor Bond Lake. According to Greenville Code Enforcement Officer Matt Willman. Jet Ski’s can be very dangerous when the operator isn’t familiar with their surroundings. Drivers need to know the rules of the lake and follow them closely. Another thing that many people don’t understand is that once the sun goes down the speed limit on the lake becomes a “no wake”.

Some other things to remember is to have proper flotation or life jackets for all passengers on board and in order to operate a boat, the person must be at least 12 years of age with a boater's safety course behind them.

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VANDALIA CITY PASSED ORDINANCE DUE TO FIGHTS AT SCHOOL

Due to increased fighting at schools in the Vandalia School District, the Vandalia City Council recently passed an ordinance that would give police more latitude in dealing with the fighting. It was reported that in the past year there were a total of 50 fights at the Vandalia Jr. High and High Schools. Under the new amendments to the city ordinance, it will be unlawful for any person to fight, challenge another to a fight and commit assault or battery in a public place in the city, including on school grounds.

A person who violates any section of the ordinance can be fined between $100 and $500 for each offense. The Vandalia City Council passed these changes earlier this month with an unanimous vote.


PARNTERSHIP AWARD TO GREENVILLE COLLEGE

Kaskaskia College recently announced that Greenville College had received the first Distinguished Partnership Award. The award is presented in appreciation for a partnership the two institutions have shared that goes back to the early days of KC. Greenville College was the first to work with the College's University Alliance Program by providing Bachelor and Master Degree programs to students at KC facilities.

This past fall, both colleges recognized the first graduating class through Greenville Undergraduate Teacher Education Partnership. Kaskaskia has also worked with GC on its GOAL program.

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ICC APPROVES POWER LINE PROJECT FOR NEW POWER PLANT

The Illinois Commerce Commission gave its final approval last week, to a joint proposal by AmerenIP and Ameren Transco to construct a set of high voltage transmission lines in regards to a new power plant being constructed by Prairie State Generating Company. The plant will be located near Marissa, IL in Washington County and connected to the Ameren Grid.

The cost of the project is $90 million with AmerenTransco financing the majority of the cost to construct the lines. The ICC issued a certificate of convenience and necessity after both companies proved that the facilities are needed to provide adequate, reliable and efficient service to the plant.


SPORTS

The Greenville Comets Baseball team will play at 4:30 today in the first round of the Kaskaskia Sectional. WGEL Radio will have reports from the game and have the final score this afternoon. The Comets are playing South Central.


OBITUARIES

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