AMEREN TO START ISSUING CREDITS AND REBATES
Rebates and checks will go out to Ameren utility customers throughout Illinois over the next 30 days. As a result of the $1 billion rate relief package passed by congress, checks for 935,000 will go out in the mail for the next 30 days, totaling $120 million…or averaging $128 per customer. Credits will also be applied to those accounts who have an outstanding balance past 60 days. Ameren says that all residential electricity customers will see some type of reduction in their bills.
All checks and rebates are retroactive to January 2, 2007. Credits will continue for the next two years to limit the impact of the rate increases. You can find out what the amount of your check will be by logging in on the Ameren website…www.ameren.com.
BOND COUNTY HEALTH BOARD INCREASES SOME FEES
After a lengthy discussion Monday night, the Bond County Board of Health decided to increase the fees charged for flu and pneumonia shots.
The flu shot fee, in county, will be raised from $15 to $20. Out of county fees will remain at $30. The pneumonia shot fee, in county, will be raised from $25 to $30. The out of county charge will remain the same at $35. The increase goes into effective immediately, with the first flu clinic scheduled for October 9th. That is the same day that the yearly Emergency Preparedness Drill will be held.
The Health Board also discussed the adverse effects of leaf and trash burning. It was decided to send a letter to the City of Greenville supporting restriction of all waste burning in populated areas.
Repairs to the leaking roof of the current health department building will cost approximately $4500 and will be done by Jewett Roofing. The health board also thanked the St. Lawrence Catholic Church for the rent free use of the church’s office for the SIUE nursing student’s pre and post conferences.
KEYESPORT VILLAGE BOARD SEPTEMBER MEETING
The Keyesport Village Board met on Monday night and decided to repair a sidewalk that is on First and Clinton streets that is deteriorated and a safety hazard .
Another topic discussed was placing more children at play signs, and to lower the speed limit in town on a few streets from 30mph to 15mph. Mayor Carver said it would be to expensive to place children at play signs at every house in Keyesport. A motion was made for Bill Smith, of street and alley, find out what streets have more traffic and are in need of the signs the most. Smith is to report his findings at the next board meeting. .
Tommy Davis, owner of Millies Café in Keyesport, asked the board last month for a building permit to add on 4 motel units to his restaurant. The board issued him the permit, but Davis has to come back to the board and ask for a variance if he plans on adding on any more motel units.
Collinsville City Council Approved Pre-Annexation Agreement
The St. Louis area is one step closer to getting major league soccer. Monday night the Collinsville City Council approved a pre-annexation agreement submitted by St. Louis Soccer United. The proposal decision will be the catalyst in helping to fund an 18,500-seat soccer stadium, and mixed-use development, designed to attract a Major League Soccer expansion franchise for the St. Louis area.
The stadium will be located at the intersection of I-255 and Horseshoe Lake Road. The project will also have eight FIFA approved artificial turf fields. Homes, retail and other community shops will also be built on the 400-acre site. Developers hope to have the stadium ready for the 2009 season.