NEW SUPERVISOR OF ASSESSMENTS APPOINTED BY COUNTY BOARD
The Bond County Board met Tuesday evening and announced the appointment of Tammy Gerdes to the Supervisor Of Assessments position, effective March 1st, replacing Don Albert who is retiring. Highway Engineer Mike McCormick requested county aid for culverts on Terrapin Ridge and Red Ball Trail and the bridge on Pokey Road, north of the interstate. The work on that particular bridge is only a temporary fix as the county was just awarded $1.8 million to replace it in 2013. McCormick also advised board members that the rehabilitation of Museum Road would begin in April.
In other business, an amendment to the Water Well Permit and Water Supply Ordinance was approved along with the Health Department's Annual Report. At the request of Superintendent Melanie Allyn, the polling location will be moved from the high school to another Central Township location for security reasons. Location suggestions will be provided at an upcoming meeting.
And Roman Stolcis addressed the board with concerns about the City of Greenville's proposed new lake. With not much that the county board can do in regards to land acquirement by a municipality, according to legislation, possible zoning regulations and procedures were discussed.
EVENTS CANCELED AT STATE FAIR GROUNDS
The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced Saturday, that all events, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, have been canceled until further notice, due to high voltage electrical failures on the fairgrounds. This is a precautionary measure in the interest of public safety. The department is working to reschedule events or make other arrangements.
CUB PACK 50 HOLDS ANNUAL BANQUET AND PINEWOOD DERBY
Cub Pack 50 held their annual Blue & Gold Banquet and Pinewood Derby Saturday, February 9th, at the First Christian Church. During the promotion ceremony, deserving pack members were presented badges and sports belt loops. A luncheon was served, ending with the judging of the Father and Son Cake Bake-off. First place in the bake-off went to Michael Voyles, 2nd to Tyler Mudd, and 3rd place to Alex Wacker.
The real excitement then began with the running of the Pinewood Derby races. In race results for the Tiger Cubs - 1st place went to Kaleb Maples and 2nd place to Austin Maples. In the Wolf Pack, Kyle Brink received first place, second went to Tyler Mudd, third was awarded to Alex Wacker, and the 4th place alternate was Michael Voyles. The Bear Cub winner was Jordan Schauwacker and in the Webelos, first place winner was Connor Ketchum with second going to William Darnell.