COUNTY BOARD DOES NOT ALLOW SUBDIVISION YET OF FRANKLIN PROPERTY
The Bond County Board met Tuesday night for their regular monthly meeting. Sandy Kleinik presented information regarding the sub-division of the Franklin property, that once was the old Skelly's Truck Stop. The Bond County Zoning Board of Appeals last week recommended that the property does not get subdivided at this time due to the fuel contamination on the Kleinik property, from the old gas station that has not been cleaned up.
Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner and City Manager Dave Willey were also present, as the Franklin property is where the new hotel is to be built. Both explained that something needs to be done to find a way to move forward. The County Board agreed, and Bruce Franklin advised that he is currently working with a company to get the contamination cleaned up. Board members concurred with the recommendation of the Zoning Board to not allow the subdivision, until an action plan is created and approved detailing when the clean will take place.
In other business, Deb Marti, along with several Bond County residents, inquired if the County Board had come up with a solution for the Seagraves Cemetery. Board President, Jill Franks, said that a survey will be done by the highway engineer and the report will be submitted back to the board. After that, more information will be available to everyone
Norman Bingham, age 82, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday at Hillsboro Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Hillsboro. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 22nd, at 11am, at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery in rural Mulberry Grove. Friends may call today from 5-8 pm at the Young Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Greenville First Baptist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Judy Osterbuhr, age 61, of Gillespie, formerly of New Douglas, passed away Thursday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gillespie. Funeral services for 61 year-old Judy Osterbuhr will be Tuesday, March 25th, at 11:00 am at the Lesicko Funeral Home in New Douglas. Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
SATURDAY - Cloudy, high - 48, low - 29
SUNDAY - Chance of showers, high - 46, low - 29
Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guests this week are Brian Padget with the SHIP program and Calvin Green with the State of Illinois Department of Insurance. Together the represent outreach and counseling for those who need health insurance or have questions. They will talk about what anyone of any age needs to know about insurance. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.