Greenville City Council Special Meeting
Several projects took big steps forward at Tuesday night's special Greenville City Council Meeting. After a public hearing, the Council passed a resolution for a Community Development Assistance Program Grant for 375 thousand dollars to benefit the Molinero Corporation. Molinero will begin construction on their Masa Flour plant in the Greenville Industrial Park this summer. That will be an 8 million-dollar project creating 25 jobs. The Council received a Flood Study report that is the first step towards adding the land along the north side of Route 127 near Idler Lane, to the current TIFF district. They entered into an agreement with 911 to put a 911 antenna on the City Water Tower, and let contracts to put a destratifier in the south end of Governor Bond Lake. The new destratifier will add more oxygen to the lake and hopefully improve the taste of Greenville water.
PLAN AIMS TO HELP THOUSANDS IN ILLINOIS GET MENTAL HELP
Mental Health Advocated in Illinois, recently announced a new health care initiative that could extend additional care to 17,000 residents across the state. Under the "Bridging the Health Care Gap" plan, developed by the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois, another 16,829 residents, including over 8,000 children, working to recover from mental illness, will soon get the help they need.
If passed by legislature and signed by the Governor, $42 million will be available for those services. Southern Illinois should receive $5.6 million and Central Illinois around $3.9 million.