7-10-2008

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NEW GROUP RESPONSIBLE TO RAISE FUNDS TO PUT ALCOHOL ISSUE ON BALLOT

 

At Tuesday nights meeting, City Manager Dave Willey read a press release from a new group called Greenville Growth & Opportunity Committee, that has formed to assist with recruiting volunteers to place the alcohol referendum on the November ballot. Algren Anderson has agreed to serve as Chairman and Bill Johnson will be the group Treasurer. They will have a meeting of interested parties this Thursday, July 10th, at 7PM, at Will's Coffeehouse above the Globe Theatre. According to Willey, the group will also be in charge of raising any funds needed to put the alcohol issue on the ballot.

 

In other action, the parking spot next to the Veterans Memorial on the square will soon be designated as a bus stop for the Bond County Senior transit bus.  The Council voted to hold several public meetings the evening of August 25th, to deal with several Tax Increment Financing issues including changing the downtown TIF district and dealing with a redevelopment plan for the proposed industrial Park Conservation Area. And if you're traveling 4th street during the construction, you might want to watch you speed. After clocking 16 vehicles exceeding the 30 mile per hour speed limit, in a two-hour period, the City plans to exercise some speed control and enforcement on 4th street.


BOWMAN ROAD CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

 

Bowman Road, in Greenville, will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 10th and 11th, during construction hours for placement of overlay.  The road will be open during the evening hours.

 


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MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

 

At the Mulberry Grove Village Board Meeting Monday night, a final copy of the Animal Control Ordinance was distributed to board members, but action on the ordinance was tabled until a special meeting, to allow members time to thoroughly read the document.  Another business item, for the special meeting, will be the setting of fees for the newly adopted rental property code.

 

Eight bids were received and opened for mowing and trimming at the Mulberry Grove Cemetery.  Bidders will be contacted concerning insurance and equipment.   The board will decide on a bid at a later time.

 

The village is still exploring options for additional police protection.  In June, officers participated in firearms qualifications, as mandated by the Illinois State Training Board.

 

Approximately ten village residents attended the meeting.  One resident requested that live traps be set on his property, to trap pests.  The animal control officer will be contacted about the possibility for setting traps.  Another resident commended the board for all they are doing for the Village of Mulberry Grove.

 

The August board meeting date may be changed due to activities at the Bond County Fair.


GREENVILLE CITY SALARY INCREASES

 

It took several executive sessions to resolve salary increases for unrepresented City employees, but after Tuesday nights Greenville City Council meeting, a 3 percent increase was approved with three exceptions.

 

Public Works Director Bill Grider's annual salary goes up from $49,899 to $53,003 to align his salary with the other three department heads.

 

Assistant City Manager, Lisa Stephens, gets a $4000 annual raise to $59,000 effective this month.

 

City Manager, Dave Willey, was given a $5000 annual increase retroactive to July 07, and another $5000 annual raise, effective this month. The new annual salary for the City Manager is now $90,000.00. 


COUNTY ZONING MEETING

 

The County Zoning meeting was earlier this week.  The Zoning Committee will pass on approval recommendations to the County Board.  One will be to allow Joe Langham a small business special use permit in Tamalco Township to sell Japanese Mini Trucks, Firearms and ammunition on his property.  The recommendation will be passed onto the County Board for consideration.   


OBITUARIES

BETTY J. WARD

 

Betty J. Ward, age 80 of Greenville, passed away Tuesday at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for Betty Ward will be Saturday, at 11:00 am, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville.  Interment will be in St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 8:00 PM Friday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Lawrence Church Youth or the Pregnancy Support Center.


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