7-16-2009

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GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

It was meeting night Tuesday for the Greenville City Council and some 16 items for council consideration were on the agenda. Retired City Clerk, Margaret Iberg, took the oath of office as the new City of Greenville Treasurer. The treasurers job is part time, and Margaret will be expanding the treasurers duties to allow some time to mentor the new City Clerk, Sueann Nelson, who was also sworn in at Tuesday's meeting.

 

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City Clerk Sueann Nelson

 

The council spent a good deal of time discussing a potential Historic Preservation Ordinance. Several council members questioned the wisdom of even considering what Councilman Matt Roadman called "Big Brother and a half". Mayor Gaffner argued the council should at least hear both sides of the issue before making any decisions. No decision for now on historical preservation.

 

The Council set a date for a public hearing on expanding the City's TIFF district, that expansion is to accommodate a possible huge industrial prospect that has narrowed it's site selection to Greenville or an unnamed city in Missouri.  The Council voted to allow the GBPA and Our Common Ground a liquor license to conduct a wine tasting provided the number of individual tasting's are reasonably limited.

 

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BOND COUNTY FIRST IN STATE DAIRY CONTEST

 

Bond County was ranked as the top scoring team in the 4-H State Summer Judging event held last month at University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. The top three scorers include: Brent Woker, Brennan Woker and Joshua Laesch. They have been invited to participate in the State Invitational Dairy Contest at the Illinois State Fair.

 

In the Senior Division, Brett Woker placed second overall, his brother Brennan Woker placed ninth and Joshua Laesch placed 15th. As a team the three members placed first. Also Rebecca Laesch placed in the Junior Division. The competition consisted of 9 counties with 42 contestants of 4-H and FFA members throughout Illinois.


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ILLINOIS HUNTER SAFETY COURSE OFFERED

 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is offering a free Hunter Safety Education Course for hunters of all ages. The courses include instruction on hunting regulations, hunter ethics and responsibilities, archery, firearms, ammunition, first aid, wildlife identification and conservation. A minimum of 10 hours of instruction is involved.

 

Illinois laws requires that anyone born on or after January 1st, 1980, must successfully complete this course before obtaining an Illinois hunting license. This year hunters can go online to take these courses, but still are required to attend a one day field day to finalize their certification. To check out this free course go to the web site www.dnr.state.il.us/safety or call 800 832-2599 for more information. 

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