NATIONAL ROAD OFFERS COURTHOUSE SPOT ON TOUR
At the most recent Bond County Board Meeting, John Goldsmith was on hand to offer a contract to the board from the National Road Association. The contract was to offer the Bond County Courthouse along with the Sprite Statue to be part of a National Art and Architecture Tour. The tour is currently being put together with 14 contracts offered in Bond County. The tour will include bridges, historic homes, post offices, statues and possibly the Bond County Courthouse. The contract states the potential art or architecture will be included for 15 years, it permits photos to be published for advertising purposes, and states a plaque will be provided to participants by the National Road. Goldsmith had an example of the impressive plaque at the meeting. There will be no cost to the County. A possible reception for all participants is in the works, and States Attorney Chris Bauer will review the contract for approval.
MULBERRY GROVE ROCKET CLUB TO TRAVEL TO ALABAMA
At the most recent Mulberry Grove Board of Education Truth in Taxation hearing Superintendent Greg Irwin presented the 2008 tax levy information. The proposed levy shows an increase of 5.69% over 2007. The board approved the 2008 tax levy as presented with a total of $1,041,209.00, representing just a slight increase over 2007.
The regular monthly board meeting began at 7:00 PM with a presentation by John Paine. He detailed the NASA project in which the Mulberry Grove Rocket Club is involved and their progress so far. The club plans to travel to Huntsville, Alabama in April to fly the rocket they are designing.
In his report, High School Dean of Students Ryan Bauer highlighted the honor received by Mulberry Grove High School when it was recently named as one of the 70 top high schools in Illinois.
The District RTI (Response To Intervention) Plan was approved. The plan is for both elementary and senior high schools and will eventually involve all teachers in the district.
The proposal to lease seven buses for next year was approved. Central States Buses is the leasing company and the plan is to gradually bring in the new buses throughout the remainder for this year and begin next school with the new buses.
ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER GRADUATES
Greenville Assistant City Manager, Lisa Stephens became a graduate of the University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute on December 11th held in Indianapolis, Indiana. OU/EDI is the three-session program each one-week long. Students complete 117 hours of instruction from more than 50 classes, workshops and discussion groups.