SPECIAL MEETING TO DISCUSS BAN ON LIQUOR IN GREENVILLE
Next week the public is invited to a meeting regarding the ban of alcohol in Greenville. The issue was recently discussed at this weeks city council meeting in relation to a prospective business developer coming to the area. WGEL spoke with City Manager Dave Willey about the upcoming meeting which will be held Thursday, May 22nd, at 7:30PM, at City Hall.
Willey said the only topic on the agenda as of right now is the referendum process regarding liquor sales in Greenville, particularly related to a new business looking into the old Value City store. He continued by saying that it's important that the council understand the process, as well the community.
Under Illinois State law, 25% of the registered voters, for the City of Greenville, would have to sign a petition to get an amendment regarding liquor on the ballot. If the petition requirements are met, the question regarding the sale of alcohol in the City of Greenville would go on November's ballot, where a simple majority vote in favor would be needed. Willey said the last time the topic was voted on, and failed, was back in 1974. The ban of alcohol in Greenville was in effect long before that vote took place.
BOND COUNTY FAIR BOARD MAY MEETING
The May meeting of the Bond County Fair Board was held Wednesday evening. The meeting was called to order by president Craig Woker. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The treasurer's report was reviewed and a motion approved to pay the bills. A preliminary report showed that the Agape Music festival was a success and the fair board received a report that the fairgrounds was left in excellent condition.
Leroy Brave was present to discuss parking for the antique machinery exhibit at the fair. Tony Koonce was present to discuss the Vietnam Wall opening ceremony and the shuttle service and signs for the Vietnam Wall. The water leak at the fairgrounds seems to have stopped and was probably caused by a leaky valve.
The VFW contract for the beer tent at the fairgrounds, which contains a donation to the fair of $250, was approved. It now must be approved by the VFW and the County Board.
NEW AWARD AT GREENVILLE COLLEGE RECOGNIZES BEST STUDENT IN MANAGEMENT
Seth England, of Marshall, Illinois, is the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Management Studies, a new award by Greenville College to recognize the outstanding student is the Management Department. While earning a double major in Marketing and Music Business, England has maintained a 3.93 GPA, and also participated in extracurricular activities. Dr. Ivan Filby, head of the Management Department at Greenville College said, "The award is to both recognize and promote excellence in academics, leadership, character and career potential." A thousand dollars accompanies the award. England said he will use the money for practical things that are good investments.