MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD PASSES LIQUOR ORDINANCE
The Mulberry Grove Village Board unanimously passed a liquor ordinance Monday night, at their regular meeting. Notice of the ordinance will be published and ten days thereafter, applications will be accepted for liquor licenses.
The board agreed to lease the vacant lot, south of the old maintenance shed, to the owner of the Maple Street Grill, if a mutually acceptable agreement can be reached.
Changes in fines, associated with the animal control ordinance, were discussed. Final wording will be checked, with the village attorney, before adoption, at the next meeting.
The Mulberry Grove Cheerleaders are sponsoring a 10 K run on April 12th and requested village support, in use of designated streets. Permission was granted with full support of board members and police will be on hand, the day of the event, to help with traffic control.
Village Police Officer Mike Koonce is participating in the "Polar Plunge" on March 1st, to raise money for the Special Olympics. The board supported the cause with a donation of $75.00.
COUNTY BOARD APPROVES LIQUOR LICENSE; DISCUSSES ACO PROGRAM
The Bond County Board met Wednesday morning and approved a Class E liquor license to Christy Zbinden, owner of Old School Smokers restaurant in Greenville. A Class E license means that alcohol can be served with a meal only.
Animal Control Officer Matt Willman presented information regarding a state program to assist low-income residents in spaying or neutering their pets. It would cost the county $20, of the $25 fee, paid by dog owners retrieving their pets from the pound. Board members discussed the possibility of working something out locally with the vets, rather then sending more money to the state that might not fully come back to the community.
In other business, county board members okayed a request by State's Attorney Chris Bauer that $500 from the anti-crime fund be given to a program, conducted by Pat King, for 8th grade girls. An announcement was made, that David Willis is resigning from the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.
There will be a special public meeting, beginning at 6:30PM, on Tuesday, February 19th, in regards to county recycling. This will be held prior to the regular meeting.
RAIN THIS WEEK HELPED LAKE LEVEL
The area received some much needed rainfall this week. Totals, for Greenville, according to Rain Man Rick, are as follows. For the time from Sunday through 6:00 am Thursday morning, 2.16 inches of rain were recorded at the sewer plant, 2.34 inches on 6th Street, and at the location on Idler Lane and Rt. 140, 2.2 inches of rain were recorded.
WGEL also spoke with Jeff Leidner, of the Greenville Water Plant, concerning the effect of the rains on the lake. According to Jeff, the water level at the Governor Bond lake rose about 6 inches this week, which puts the lake above normal for this time of year. Jeff said that because the ground was frozen, most all the rain went into the lake, which is very good news for Greenville. He added that Silver Lake at Highland also rose 6-7 inches this week, as well