ADDRESS DISPLAY GUIDELINES BEING SENT TO RESIDENTS IN MAIL
Bond County residents will be receiving their tax bills in the mail in the next few weeks and included in the notice will be a letter pertaining to their addresses. Under a county ordinance, residents must have their address numbers posted in a location that is visible from the road. The numbers must be 4" tall.
According to 911 Coordinator, Alan Davis, displaying your numerical address this way can help emergency personnel identify the correct house when responding to a scene. He recommends placing the numbers on a mailbox or post if your house is set far off the road. He also said that it's helpful to have numbers on each side of the mailbox so that your address can be easily identified from both directions.
METRO EAST APRIL UNEMPLOYMENT RATES LOWEST SINCE 2001
The Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area shows a drop in the unemployment rate for April 2007 to 4.9%, down from 5.1% last year. In Bond County the rate was 4.8%, down from 5.0% one year ago, with Clinton County at 3.9%, down from 4.2% in April 2006. Madison County dropped slightly from 4.9% this time last year to 4.8% currently.
April's over-the-year payroll gains included Educational and Health Services, Wholesale Trade and Financial Activities.
ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES ON MILLERSBURG ROAD
The Bond County Sheriff’s Department responded to an accident with injuries early Saturday morning around 3:00am on Millersburg Road and Airport Ave. According to the report, 22 year-old Patrick D. Kelley, of Greenville, was driving northbound on Millersburg Ave when he allegedly lost control on the ‘S’ curves and traveled through the south curve and onto private property. His 2006 Ford truck struck several trees, causing the vehicle to turnover, totaling the vehicle. Kelley was taken to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.