4TH OF JULY AREA EVENTS
If you're looking to have some fun this 4th of July Holiday, you can head on out to a couple different events in the area. The Annual 4th of July Celebration at Patriots Park begins at 4PM today, with several food choices and the Root Beer Floats like last year. The dunk tank gets under way at 5PMwith the Muny Band at 6PM and the Photoside Café band at 7PM. The Firework display will begin at dusk. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
The public is encouraged this year to not park along Route 140 or Route 127. The west gate at Patriots Park will be for handicap parking. The east gate will be for regular, limited parking. Both gates will have parking attendants. And due to the limited parking, there will be a free shuttle service from the Greenville High School Parking lot beginning at 4PM and going back and forth all evening.
Also today, the Alhambra Jaycees will be having their 4th of July Celebration at the Alhambra Firemen-Legion Park. Food will be available starting at 6PM. The menu will include burgers, hot dogs, brats, pretzels, funnel cakes and soda. All proceeds will benefit the July 4th fireworks fund. Fireworks at dusk.
AGREEMENT WITH IDOT DISCUSSED BY COUNTY BOARD
At Tuesday's Bond County Board meeting, County Highway Engineer Mike McCormick presented details on sixty IDOT crash locations in Bond County, that occurred prior to 2005, that can't be added to their database without someone physically going to each location with GPS and GIS. The state will provide the necessary equipment and $10,000 for the county to do the work. In return, Bond County will have access to the final database. County Board members approved the request, with it to be ratified at the next meeting.
Also to be discussed in two weeks will be an Illinois Central Management Service agreement allowing the county access to state surplus property.
Under clarification from Zoning Administrator George Shaw, Bond County Board members requested that building permits not be handed out for other county municipalities. All requests for those permits should be directed to the appropriate village hall.
In other business, the Bond County Board appointed Brenda Miller to the Board of Health and announced the vacancy to the Robinson Cemetery Board with Barb Kalous looking to fill the seat.
WGEL will have more from the Bond County Board meeting in a future newscast. And you can see the meeting, in its entirety, Thursday night at 6PM on New Wave Cable Channel 3.