NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING
According to George Shaw, with the County Zoning Office, 2007 was a big year for new home construction and remodeling in Bond County. The largest and most expensive new homes reached $500,000. The County issued 175 building or remodeling permits in 2007. And the total value added to the county in residential home construction and remodeling during the fiscal year of 2007 was $19,123,000. That total is just for the County and does NOT include construction and remodeling inside the City of Greenville.
POWER OUTAGE SAFETY TIPS
Ice from winter storms can cause widespread power outages, and the damages could take several days to repair. Follow a few tips to stay safe and warm.
- If you must go outside, stay away from downed or hanging power lines, warn others to stay away, and be aware that limbs and other debris may be hiding electrical hazards.
- Stay inside and dress in warm, layered clothing.
- Close off unneeded rooms, stuff towels underneath doors to keep the heat inside, and cover windows at night.
- When using alternative heat sources, follow operating instructions, use fire safeguards, and be sure to properly ventilate.
- Eat so your body will create its own heat and drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
- Turn off electrical appliances and unplug major equipment including computers and televisions.
- If you use a standby generator, make sure it has a transfer safety switch or that the power is cut off at the breaker box, before operating it. And always keep a generator outside in a dry, protected area away from windows or air intakes.
GREENVILLE FIREMEN RESPOND TO CALL
Greenville firemen were called at 7:38 Wednesday morning to a carbon monoxide alarm sounding at a residence on Willow Street. Upon arrival, firemen checked the residence with their meters and found no trace of carbon monoxide present. They were on scene for about 15 minutes.