UNIT 2 LOOKING TO PURCHASE LPL FINANCIAL BUILDING
The Unit 2 Board of Education met Monday afternoon for a special meeting and announced plans to purchase property for the district. According to Superintendent Melanie Allyn, there has been a need for additional space at the high school for students during the lunch periods and more classroom or consultation space. Therefore, the weight room is being moved to the current Unit Office building. Board members then approved the ability to enter into a contract to purchase the LPL Financial building and property, for the price of $250,000, to be the new home of the Unit Office. A timeline was not given on when the property transaction might take place, but Unit 2 Board members were excited about the acquisition and felt it was a great decision.
In other business, the Unit 2 Board of Education approved a Working Cash Fund Abatement Resolution for $2.6 million. Allyn explained that the Health and Life Safety amendment came back approved for more than the $7 million voted for at last months meeting, therefore this money is needed to make up the aggregate. She said the end result will be the same with no additional money being spent than what was approved in January.
STIMILUS PAYMENTS GOING OUT IN MAY
Starting in May, the U.S. Treasury will be sending economics stimulus payments to more than 130 million individuals. Checks will continue to go out through late spring and summer. The vast majority of those who qualify for the payments will not have to do anything to receive the money, other than filing a 2007 individual tax return. The IRS will use this return to determine the amount a person will receive from the stimulus package.
For many, checks will be in the amount of $600 per individual and $1200 per married couple filed jointly. Those filing for the child tax credit may also receive $300 per child. For more information or to find out your eligibility, visit www.IRS.gov.
ALTON MAN SENTENCED TO COUNTY JAIL FOR THEFT
An Alton man was sentenced in Bond County Court this past week on theft charges. 24 year-old Antiwon L. Prayer was charged with Theft over $300, according to court records, for taking a purse and money from an unnamed female. Prayer was sentenced to 24 months probation, 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay $199 in fees and $500 in restitution. He will serve 30 days of a 90 day sentence in the Bond County Jail, with the remaining 60 days to be stayed, if the probation requests are fulfilled.
SNOW AND RAIN TOTALS FOR THE WEEKEND
We have snow and rain totals for Greenville for this past weekend. According to Jim at the Sewer Plant, Greenville received 2 inches of snow by 6:00 am Saturday, an additional 1 ½ inches by 6:00 am Sunday and another inch of snow fell during the day Sunday, as recorded at 6:00 am Monday. Totals for the month of February show 13.75 inches of snow and 3.62 inches of rain.