COUNTY BOARD APPROVES VFW BEER TENT AND SHERIFF'S FEES
At the most recent Bond County Board meeting, Mike Nevinger, Commander of VFW Post 1377 in Greenville, requested a special use liquor permit to have a beer tent from July 30th through August 5th, during the Bond County Fair. The tent will be blocked off with one entrance/exit where ID's would be checked. Nevinger says the hours would be from 3-10PM and the purpose of the tent is to raise funds for the post to assist soldiers. With the condition that approval is also gained by the Fair Board, the County Board members approved the license, with a vote of 4-1, with Jill Franks casting a no vote.
In other business, Deputy Sheriff Jim Leitschuh presented two resolutions to the board. The first was to add a $10 fee to every conviction or supervision in the county, to assist with prisoner medical costs. The other was to allow the Sheriff's Department to reimburse medical service at the public aid rate for the state. Both resolutions were approved by the board members.
And several appointments were made to various boards and committees along with the approval of the Annual Bond County Special Service District Agreement, with Greenville Regional Hospital. The next Bond County Board meeting is April 15th, at 7:30PM.
CLOSED SESSION RESULTS OF THE RECENT UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
The Unit 2 Board of Education met in special session recently. During the closed session of that meeting, it was decided to purchase 2.01 acres of land from Earl Gum for the price of $26,000. The two acres are located north of the school district’s bus lot behind the maintenance building. A new bus garage, maybe some storage, and a couple of restrooms for the drivers, are planned for the site. The current bus barn and bus building is going to have to be demolished to make room for the new all weather track, and the restructuring of the football field and athletic complex.
Unit 2 Superintendent Melanie Allyn said the school board building and grounds committee had really spent a lot of time, the past year, meeting and determiningg the kinds of upgrades and projects the district needs to do. She feels the committee has done a good job with being fiscally responsible, having something that is going to benefit kids, and will be good for the long run.