EIGHT BIDS RECEIVED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HEALTH DEPARTMENT FACILITY
An eventful Bond County Health Board meeting was held Tuesday night. Eight bids were received for the construction of the new Health Department Building. Ellinger Winfield Company, of Edwardsville, was the lowest bidder at $2,737,336. Although they were the lowest bidder, the process is not finalized on who will be awarded the project. $198,000 has already been paid to Korte Construction. A representative of Korte Construction was at the meeting and alternative bids were discussed. The board approved Geothermal Heating and approved the installation of an emergency generator system. The Health Department has applied for a $310,000 Dental Grant and a $50,000 Geothermal Grant. A ground-breaking ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 22. Once insurance, background checks and bonds are cleared, construction could start as soon as November 1st.
GREENVILLE COLLEGE PRESIDENT SEARCH
Representatives of People Management, the company currently searching for a new President for Greenville College, met with a group of local business leaders recently. People Management was the same company that recommended Jim Mannoia when he was hired as President almost 10 years ago. Mannoia recently retired and People Management is in the process of finding the College's next leader. They told the group their agenda of search and reference checks should take several months and they hope to complete the process by next Spring.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS WALK THIS FRIDAY
This Friday, the Third Judicial Circuit Family Violence Prevention Council encourages you to say NO to domestic violence. States Attorney and Bond County Domestic Violence Committee Chairman Chris Bauer told us there will be an Awareness Walk for the cause. The walk is this Friday at noon, starting at the United Methodist Church on South 2nd Street and traveling North to the Bond County Courthouse where there will be a short program with information from local law enforcement. The purpose of this program is to inform the community that domestic violence does go on and of the signs of violence and how to assist those that may be suffering.