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.