6-21-2007


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SPECIAL USE PERMITS AND JUNK YARD DISCUSSED AT COUNTY BOARD

The Bond County Board met Tuesday night and was presented with two recommendations by County Zoning Administrator George Shaw. The Board heard requests for two special use permits. The first was from Mr. Dunham for a 1999 mobile home to be moved onto 20 plus acres that he owns in Shoal Creek Township. He plans to live in the trailer while he builds a new home. The other request was from Tim and Sherry Childress to place a new manufactured home on five acres in Pleasant Mound Township. Both special use permits were approved by County Board members.

In other business, the County Board agreed to look into a junk yard that sits just south of the Donnellson Village limits, per the request of village trustees, Nelda Adkinson and Jean Reeves. Research will need to be done to see if the yard was grandfathered in under the county zoning regulations. Board members then okayed a resolution to the Greenville City Council to apply for the Safe Routes to School Program. Liquor licenses were approved for Kenny's Lake Stop, Mabry's Restaurant and Taylorville RV and Marine.


PRAIRIE COUNSEL CENTER WORKS TOWARDS RE-ACCREDITATION

Surveyors from CARF, the Council of Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities, will be visiting the Prairie Counseling Center on July 9th and 10th. The center is seeking another three-year accreditation, and the surveyors are part of the process. While here the surveyors will tour the facilities, interview staff and two health board members. Accreditation is very important to the center, because it is a necessary requirement for receiving grant money from the state.

Because of the recent resignation of Deb Devore, there is a vacancy on the Bond County Health Board. Brenda Miller was selected to fill the vacancy. Brenda is a registered nurse, employed by Greenville Regional Hospital, and is Manager of Surgery. This recommendation went to the Bond County Board for an announcement. They will make the appointment at their next meeting.


SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PRESENTED TUESDAY NIGHT

A safe route to school was the subject of a public meeting held Tuesday night at the Greenville City Hall. By June 29th, the City must submit a grant application to the Illinois Department of Transportation for money to help build safer walking and biking routes to Greenville schools. According to City Manager Dave Willey, the maximum grant would be $400,000, but if all 179 Illinois City's that qualified for the funds receive grants, the average grant would be about $40,000. Most of the funds would be coming from the federal government.

Loren Jackson, from HM & G Engineering Firm, mapped out several alternative plans for sidewalks. The consensus of the people at the meeting was that a pedestrian sidewalk along Hena Street would be the best alternative use of any grant money the City might get. Willey said they should know by September if any funds will be heading our way. He pointed out that although there is no matching money needed, all of the work would have to follow federal guidelines at higher costs.


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MCMILLAN TO ATTEND THURSDAY SWIDA MEETING AS AN OFFICIAL BOND COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE

Tonight will be the first Southwestern Illinois Development Authority meeting with Bond County as an official member. In January, newly appointed Bond County representative, Ed McMillan, participated in his first SWIDA meeting. However, a couple of months later, it was realized that Bond County would not officially join the group until June 1st. McMillan was still able to attend meetings, but wasn't allowed to vote until tonight's meeting when Bond County becomes an official member of SWIDA. McMillan said he hopes this will be the beginning of many opportunities for the area.

The South Western Illinois Development Authority issues industrial revenue bonds which are federal and state tax exempt with lower interest rates. This makes them very appealing to prospective industry in the area. The SWIDA Board will meet tonight at 6PM in Collinsville.


KC BOARD OF TRUSTEES JUNE MEETING PREVIEW

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees will meet Thursday night at 7PM for their regular monthly meeting. Items on the agenda include the Education, KC Foundation, Student Trustee and Personnel reports and the Friends of the Fine Arts update. Other items to be discussed include progress on technology projects, the sports and wellness update, and progress on capitol projects.

 

OBITUARIES

NORMA G. GOLDSMITH

Norma G. Goldsmith, age 70, of rural Greenville, passed away Tuesday, June 19 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral services for 70 year-old Norma G. Goldsmith will be Friday evening, June 22, at 7:00 PM at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be private in Smithgrove Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, after 4:00 PM, at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bond County Hospice or the Bond County Historical Society.


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