COUNTY BOARD DOES NOT SELL COAL RIGHTS
The Bond County Board met Tuesday night at the Bond County Court House. This meeting was well attended by concerned citizens who were there to hear about either the Colt Coal proposition or the Bond County School Board Referendum. The Colt Coal proposal to buying coal rights was unanimously denied by the Board. The decision leaves in place the coal lease that is in effect. After this was announced almost ¾ of the people who attended left the meeting left.
The longest discussion of the night was for the school boards referendum of a sales tax to fund school improvements and repairs. Jill Rendelman of Stifel Nicolaus, made a presentation as how the tax would be implemented. As an example she said a 1% increase in the sales tax could supposedly lower property taxes from $150 to $300 per tax payer. She also stated that this has worked well in Iowa for the last 12 years, and that Williamson County in Illinois had recently passed the referendum. It's possible this referendum will be on this falls ballot. After much discussion about the referendum the meeting was then adjourned.
UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDCUATION MEETING
The Unit 2 Board of Education will meet Monday evening at 7PM at the Unite Office room. The board will receive updates on the athletic complex work, gas, diesel and oil bids and review the Driver Education Auto Lease contract.