STOLEN STREET SIGNS
Recently, several road and traffic signs have been stolen in rural Bond County. Theft of signs is considered theft of government property and is a felony in Illinois. Sherriff Jeff Brown said that the stolen signs have ranged from street signs to flood caution signs. The absence of street signs impairs the ability of EMS and other emergency personnel to respond and the theft of a flood caution sign can cause dangerous safety problems.
A reward is being offered for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the recent signs thefts.
COUNTY BOARD PRESENTS PLAQUE TO DONNIE ALBERT FOR SERVICE
At the most recent Bond County Board meeting, Donnie Albert was presented a plaque, by board members, for his 16 years of service to the county. Donnie retired from the Supervisor of Assessments position last month.
The board then approved a couple of recommendations from the Zoning Board of Appeals. The first was to adopt the 2003 International Codes for the construction of one and two family dwellings. According to Zoning Administrator George Shaw, this system is easier than the one currently used by the county. The second recommendation was for the county and the City of Greenville to work toward an agreement regarding building code jurisdiction and the distribution of fees for subdivisions within one and half miles of the city limits. Both the city and county will then need to approve an actual agreement.
The next Bond County Board meeting will be April 1st, at 10am, at the courthouse.