HOPE TO RE-OPEN EAGLE CREEK
State officials are hoping to help get Eagle Creek Resort and Golf Course near Shelbyville back on it's feet. The resort was closed amidst mold problems and a pending foreclosure. State Senator, Kyle McCarter, and Representative, Bob Flider, held a meeting with local officials last recently. McCarter said he believes the resort can once again reopen if it can find qualified investors. The closing of the once popular resort earlier this month put 50 people out of work. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources currently controls the property.
BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
The Bond County Unit 2 School Board of Education met recently. A recommendation from the Building and Grounds Committee to help pay for the resurfacing of Greenville College's Tennis Courts at 1/3 the cost was approved. The total cost to the School District will be $9,000.
Also instead of paying a contractor to relocate poles and lights at the athletic field, it was suggested that the district rent equipment and use volunteers to help save an estimated $10,000. The football scoreboard has been installed and the goalposts should arrive by August 1st.
The Pocahontas School's new roof has been installed along with the Greenville High School Cafeteria's roof. The new side walk at the high school should be done next week.
After recent minor vandalism was noticed at the Sorento school, discussion of security camera's for all schools was breifly held. The Board approved a 3 year contract to a company to furnish background checks for all new full-time hired district employees.
And the Illinois State Police donated "Growing Lights" valued at around $20,000 to the district to possible benefit the AG department.