HEALTH BOARD CONTINUES WORK ON PLANS FOR NEW BUILDING
The Bond County Board of Health met Monday night for their April meeting. More information regarding the plans of the proposed new building were provided to the board. Current figures have the 23,300 square foot building costing $154 a square foot, bringing the cost to around $3.5 million. Of that, the Health Department is able to contribute $1.5 million, leaving the need of a loan for around $2 million. This does not include $200,000 in soft costs such as the moving of furniture, the phone and security system and landscaping. Board members are now hoping to get more exact figures, some proposed rates from banks regarding the loan and a groundbreaking date and project timetable. Korte would like to start construction sometime this summer.
It was also agreed by the board to look into creating a covenance for other future business and buildings who would be interested in being located on the property. The Bond County Senior Center is continuing to work on the possibility of constructing a new facility near the new Health Department.
In other business, the board members approved a salary increase for the two Health Department Doulas and okayed new home health policies and patient rights and a revised TB program. The next meeting of the Bond County Board of Health will be Monday, May 12th.
FALSE ALARM BRINGS OUT GREENVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
Greenville firemen responded to an alarm at Burritt Hall, on the Greenville College campus, Tuesday morning at 9:50. There was no fire, the alarm went off due to a student using a curling iron and hair straightener under a heat detector. Firemen were on the scene for only about 15 minutes.