08-14-2008

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CITY COUNCIL HEARS REPORT OF SURVEY’S

 

At the opening of Tuesday night's Greenville City Council meeting, Councilman Kenny Hampton paid tribute to one of Greenville's longtime businessmen. Albert Green passed away last week at the age of 94. Albert was well known throughout the community and continued working until very recently. Albert held the distinction of being the oldest employee of Value City and for the last several years was the first person customers saw at the Value City in Greenville.

 

City Manager, Dave Willey, presented the results of surveys done to gauge public satisfaction with Greenville’s Police and Public Works departmentS. Both departments rated very high in customer satisfaction. As a matter of fact, the police department was rated at 100 percent customer satisfaction, which was even more impressive because included in the survey were some individuals who were temporally detained, for one reason or another, by Greenville’s finest.

 

In other action, the Council passed the Industrial Park Conservation TIF district proposal and the Route 127 Interstate 70 TIF expansion proposal. Next stop, for the two TIF proposals, will be a public meeting to determine community support.

 

Greenville will soon be getting a meat market, as Wayne Ambuehl, of Wayne’s produce, is borrowing funds from the City’s low interest revolving fund to help put together a project to build the new market onto his present location, next to National bank.

 

Thanks to a motion by Councilman Hampton, the City will be buying its next public works truck locally from Tri Ford, rather than going with the State of Illinois low bid dealer in Quincy.

 

Ann Baumberger was appointed to the Planning Commission and Matt Roadman to the Zoning Board of Appeals.


300 BOND COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE NOT FILED FOR ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE

 

According to the IRS, nearly 300 Bond County residents have not filed for their economic stimulus package.  Eligible persons are those whose annual income is 3000 dollars or more in either Social Security, Social Disability, VA, earned income, or a combination of these. The only way to receive the payment is to file a tax return.

 

We talked to Anna Oestreich, from the Senior Center, who gave us more information on how to receive your economic stimulus benefits. She told us, what you need to do is complete a 1040 A income tax form. Another tip Oestreich had for us was to write "STIMULUS ONLY" on the envelope of your return, so the IRS knows it's for the economic benefits.

 

If you have filed but have not received your check, the senior center can help you with that also. Call the senior center for an appointment, at 664-1465.

 

You must file for your benefit by October 15, 2008 in order to receive it before the end of the calendar year.

 


IDOT ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN GREENVILLE

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that effective immediately, there will be intermittent daytime lane closures on Illinois Route 140 from Illinois Route 127 to Linder Boulevard, in Greenville.  These lane closures are necessary to patch and resurface the pavement.  The work should be completed by Fall of 2008.

 


 
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BOND MADISON WATER COMPANY TO RAISE RATES

 

Bond Madison Water Company will be raising water rates, due to a rate increase of 16.17% by their supplier, Illinois American Water Company.  An increase of $.32 per 1,000 gallons, in all rate classes, will begin September 1st.  Bond Madison is happy to report this is a smaller increase than anticipated.  The monthly minimum of $28.00, which includes 1,000 gallons, will not change.  The typical customer using 5,000 gallons can expect to pay $1.28 more per month.  If you have questions, call the Bond Madison Water Company at 669-2861.

 

 


MORE ON CAR/HORSE ACCIDENT

 

We now have more details on an accident reported earlier this week.  Andrew Y. Craig, age 22, of Greenville, was westbound on Rt. 40 when he saw a truck, with its flashers on, parked on the south side of the road.  He saw the truck door open and someone waving.  When he looked back at the road, a horse was standing there.  Craig steered to the right to avoid the horse but hit it with the front driver's side of the car, knocking it forward and north of the road. 

 

The driver of the truck, Trula Zbinden, of Fillmore, had seen the horse and pulled over to the side of the road and turned on her hazard lights.  Zbinden said she planned to get the horse out of the road before another car came along.  She tried to flag down Craig, but was not able to do so before he hit the horse.  She called 911 after the accident.  Bond County EMS transported Craig and a passenger, Amy Schlemer, age 21, also of Greenville, to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment.

 


WINNER FOR THE NASCAR TRUCK SERIES RACE

 

Congratulations to Nicole Carter and Charlie Gilsinger.  They are the winners in the WGEL Nascar Truck series giveaway.  Nicole and Charlie will each receive four tickets to the Nascar Truck series races, at Gateway Raceway, September 6th.  Enjoy the race Charlie and Nicole, more winners from your friends here at WGEL Radio. 


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