KPD MONTHLY MEETING
At the most recent Kingsbury Park District meeting, it was decided that the Park District would contribute between $30,000 and 50,000, to the construction of a local skate park, in addition to the $100,000 that was to be contributed through the State Grant. The Master Plan meeting with the Park District was rescheduled from May to June the 23rd.
It was also approved for the Park District to purchase a Dump Trailer with the cost not to exceed $7800. The board then adjourned for a break before starting the special meeting to get ideas from the public with regards to the Skate Board Park.
SHIMKUS CALLS FOR ACTION TO BRING DOWN GAS PRICES
In a recent news conference, Congressman John Shimkus called for action to increase our nation's domestic energy supply to bring down skyrocketing prices. "It is past time for action." Shimkus said. He continued, "There are concrete solutions available. We need to develop our own oil supplies in places like Alaska and off our coastlines." He also stressed the need to use available technology to convert our vast supplies of coal to liquid fuels, and highlighted the economic advantage of using Illinois coal.
U OF I EXTENTION OFFICE HAS THEIR MONEY, SOIL AND WATER-MONEY IS ON THE WAY
After months of uncertainty, Lynn Weiss at the U of I extension told WGEL that the funding for 2008 has arrived. Weiss said the money was 100 percent of what was budgeted by the state, and 95 percent of what the program requested. Others are still waiting for state funds. Emily Hartman, with the Soil and Water Conservation District, said their funding was on the way, but the money has not yet arrived. According to Hartman, the funds could arrive as soon as the end of May. Uncertainty remains for 2009, as the budget process will soon begin for next year.