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.
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.