GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner, and the Greenville City Council, recognized two Greenville Police officers, at Tuesday night's council meeting, for their quick thinking that saved the life of Greenville Fire Chief Bill Johnston. Last month Sgt. Tony Brooks and Officer Jim Hess responded to a 911 call and found Chief Johnston unresponsive and without a pulse. They successfully used a portable defibrillator to revive Johnston and got him to the hospital, where he recovered from a major heart attack.
In other action at Tuesday night's meeting, the council discussed security at council meetings, in light of the tragedy, last week, in Kirkwood Missouri.
They passed a sewer permit resolution to take city sewer across I-70 and OK'ed the plat, for the lot, for Sleep Inn and a second lot, for a potential restaurant.
The council said yes to the Tourism Committee's recommendation for 1,500 dollars to advertise the visit of the Traveling Vietnam Wall. They voted to turn down bids, but work with contractors and the EPA, to hopefully reduce the cost of new Destratifier equipment, to improve city water.
City Manager Dave Willey, told the council the city did not get the Lincoln Grant for which they had applied. That Grant was to help purchase the site where Abraham Lincoln made a speech, in Greenville, in 1858.
Mayor Gaffner told the council they would probably be having a special meeting later this month to handle details concerning the Malineraro flour plant, that is scheduled to start construction in the Wolf Industrial park this Spring.
FBI WARNS AGAIN OF FRAUDULENT EMAILS
The FBI has recently developed information regarding cyber criminals again attempting to send fraudulent emails, stating that someone has filed a complaint, against the recipient, with the Department of Justice, IRS, or Better Business Bureau. Information, from the investigation, has been handed over to the Department of Homeland Security.
The public is reminded to be very wary of emails received from an unknown sender, as this scam, like many others, is likely an attempt to gain personal information from the victim. To receive the latest information about cyber scams or to report a possible scam visit www.IC3.gov.
KASKASKIA BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETS
The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met Thursday, January 31st, and approved the purchase of a new and expanded location for the Salem Education Center. The new location is 1437 W. Whitaker in Salem. The new location will provide additional space for classrooms, industrial programs, and laboratory space for science and art classes. A business incubator will also be a part of the new location.
In personnel action, the board hired Bruce Fischer of Centralia and Julie Schneider of Alma, as Programmer/Analysts
POLICE HANDLE REPORT OF DAMAGE AT COUNTRY CLUB
Deputies are investigating a damage to property report at the Greenville Country Club. Management reported that sometime between 8PM Thursday night and 8am Friday morning, a vehicle drove for 200-300 yards on the practice driving range, alongside Woburn Road, leaving ruts. Police believe the tracks could have been caused by a 4X4 pickup truck.
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