10-17 -2008

 




 

 

GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS DISCUSS PLAN IF LIQUOR ORDINANCE IS PASSED

 

 

Public and Council Member ideas were shared at the Greenville City Council Meeting Tuesday night, concerning what would be in a City Liquor Ordinance, should voters decide to lift the ban on alcohol sales, November 4th.  The Council passed a resolution endorsing many of the ideas shared.  Mayor Alan Gaffner told WGEL that the intent of the resolution is such that if the referendum passes, there would be no bars or taverns within the community.  Alcohol sales in the downtown district would only be done in a restaurant setting. If a restaurant wants to sell alcohol, food sales, rather than alcohol sales must generate a significant majority of the restaurant's revenue. To preserve the historic and aesthetics of the downtown area, any signage could not be visible from the street.  The resolution prohibits establishment of any new liquor stores and there will be a provision for special event and catering licenses.

 

In other business, the Council ruled in favor of the Plan Commission Recommendation to allow Dave Bearley a special use permit to construct and operate a finance and insurance business across from his automobile business on Franklin Avenue.


CARLYLE LAKE WINS BID FOR INAUGURAL FISHING FINALS

 

The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors accepted a recommendation at its regular meeting on Tuesday, October 14, to award the IHSA's inaugural Bass Fishing State Finals to the City of Carlyle.  The state finals action will take place on Carlyle Lake on May 8-9, 2009.  There were three other strong bids in the running for the event, but in the end, Carlyle clearly separated itself from the other lakes.  IHSA Bass Fishing administrator Dave Gannaway said Carlyle has the entire community involved and they are looking forward to conducting a first-class championship event during their first year.

Schools have until Nov. 1 to register. Sectional fishing sites are yet to be assigned. 


RAIN TOTALS FOR GREENVILLE

 

Greenville got some showers Wednesday afternoon and evening, and we have total rainfall amounts for you.  The Sewer Plant reported receiving four tenths of an inch, 24 hundredths of an inch were recorded at 6th Street, and 45 hundredths of an inch fell at Idler Land and Rt. 140.

 

 

  



PRICE IN SALT GOES UP FOR COUNTY

 

 

Prices are going up for everyone, even the Highway Department and this means they will have to cut back on certain services. Bond County Highway Department has a contract with Morton Salt. The price of salt has gone from $43 a ton to $93 a ton for townships and counties. When the Highway Department did their 08-09 budget, they allotted a certain price for salt. County Engineer for the Highway Department, Mike McCormick says, with salt, it's a guessing game, it really depends on what the weather brings. If it's a heavy winter, the Highway Department could run out. Once it's gone, it's gone.  To help deter this problem McCormick says the department adds fly ash, the same material used on high school tracks, to stretch the use of the salt. McCormick added that depending on the weather, residents could see little or no salt on the roads during the winter months. This means slowing down and minimizing winter travel for residents in Bond County.   

 

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NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

 

Greenville Regional Hospital is reminding area women that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to X-Ray Technologist Mitzi Spainhour, "Early detection is the key. Annual screening is crucial to the detection and treatment of breast cancer, and the earlier it is detected, the better the outlook for treatment". She added, "At age 35, all women should have their first mammogram. After the age of 40, mammograms should be scheduled yearly". Greenville Regional Hospital recently purchased an imaging system designed to assist radiologists in the early detection of breast cancer. For more information, contact Greenville Regional Hospital at 664-1230 or call you're primary physician.


 

UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET

 

 

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday, October 20th, at 7:00 PM at the Pocahontas Center.  The Board will consider approval of December graduates, a resignation, and an overnight trip to Pontiac, IL for Junior High Boys Basketball.  The Fiscal Year 2008 budget audit report is on the agenda along with an Okaw Area Vocational Center Resolution, proposed action on specified board policies, and a closed session.


 

OBITUARIES

NO NEW AREA FUNERAL NOTICES TO REPORT


WEATHER

SATURDAY - Partly sunny, high 61, low 40

SUNDAY - Cloudy, high 69, low 47


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us for Public Affairs this Sunday after the Noon Bond County Area news. Tom's Guest this week is Lou Lorton. He'll have tips on keeping your kids safe this Halloween and staying safe on the roadways as the winter weather moves in.  It's public affairs this Sunday following your Noon Bond County Area news.


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