BEER TO BE SOLD AT BOND COUNTY FAIR THIS YEAR
Last week, the Bond County Board voted to allow the VFW to set up a beer tent as a fundraiser at this year’s Bond County Fair. The VFW also needed approval from the Bond County Fair Board.
Wednesday evening, an audience of about 25 people attended the Fair Board meeting at the Bradford Room. VFW Commander, Mike Nevinger, told the group the proposed beer tent would be supervised and fenced in, and no alcohol would be allowed to leave the fenced area. The tent would be located at the northeast corner of the fairgrounds.
Most of the people in attendance expressed their disapproval of the proposal. The Board, after hearing everyone who wanted to speak, went into executive session to discuss the issue. They came out of executive session and conducted a secret ballot. By a vote of 6 to 5 the Fair Board passed the proposal to allow the beer tent, provided a contract could be worked out.
Earlier in the meeting Board President, Crag Woker, told the audience that the tent was a VFW fundraiser and the Fair would make no money from the project.
MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
At the Mulberry Grove Village Board meeting Tuesday night, Karen Tally was appointed to fill the position vacated when Doug Enloe was appointed mayor.
JR Crowe, of Mulberry Grove, submitted the only bid for the vacant lot immediately south of the old maintenance shed on Maple Street. The board accepted the bid.
The Ground Water Use Ordinance was amended, to state that no wells may be drilled by the Village of Mulberry Grove, without EPA approval.
The decision about having a village clean-up day or arranging a time for general pick-up of trash was tabled until the May meeting.
Considerable time was devoted to a discussion of animal control, specifically, the ownership and registration of dogs and cats. Illinois law forbids restriction of animals based upon breed. Ordinances from other towns will be made available for board review before making a decision on revision of the Animal Control Ordinance.
A budget committee meeting was set for April 21st, at 7:00 PM.
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