JIM MANNOIA RETIRES
At the most recent Greenville College Board meeting, Dr. Jim Mannoia announced his retirement after 10 years as Greenville College President. Dr. Mannoia said that he planned to retire around 2008. Another factor in deciding to leave now was the recent findings at Houge Hall. Mannoia said that the fundraising campaign for Houge Hall would take years to complete and he did not want to leave in the middle of a project of that importance. Dr. Ed Blue will be the interim president of Greenville College. Dr. Mannoia said he looks back on his ten years at Greenville College with a great deal of satisfaction and that everyone should feel proud of what’s happened at Greenville College.
CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
The Greenville City Council will hold a special meeting Thursday, May 22nd, at 7:30 PM, at the Municipal Building. The agenda includes a petition drive for an alcohol referendum, a petition drive for a proposal for services, and an executive session to discuss purchase of real estate, sale of real estate, personnel, and pending litigation.
BUILDING PLAN FOR NEW HEALTH DEPARTMENT FACILITY IS APPROVED
In May of 2007, the Bond County Health Department Board voted to purchase 28 acres located off south 4th Street in Greenville, as the site for a new facility. This past Monday night, the board approved a proposed site and building plan, as well as a budget for the project. The total projected cost is $ 3,580,497.00 and includes site infrastructure, site preparation and development, building construction, architectural and engineering services, construction management fees, and a contingency fund. Not included in the budget are soft costs, such as office furniture, a telephone system, security system, etc.
This picture is a 3D drawing showing the design of the building, but the colors to be used have not yet been decided.
The new building will be 23,300 square feet, which is approximately twice the size of the current facility. The floor plan has defined areas for Home Health Hospice, Maternal Child Health, Prairie Counseling, a Dental Clinic, Family Planning, HFI, and administration, and a 1300 square foot community meeting room, that can be subdivided if needed. A retention pond near the front entrance and 90 parking spaces are also planned.
Arial view of the site with 4th street at the bottom.
The projected timetable for construction is to have the facility completed by March of 2009.