TIF HEA RING
A public hearing was conducted recently at the Greenville Municipal Building for the proposed expansion of the Greenville Tax Increment Financing or TIF district to enlarge the district to allow for a potential new business in the industrial park. Several representatives of local taxing bodies were present and legal council for the fire protection district asked, if the city got a new industry that required special fire fighting equipment, would the TIF have funds to help purchase that equipment. The answer to that question was yes. There will be a final meeting on the TIF expansion subject Friday, August 28 at noon, at city hall.
AID FOR ILLINOIS FISH FARMERS
The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently announced that federal economic stimulus money soon will be available for Illinois fish farmers. Approximately $77,000 has been set aside for Illinois producers. Illinois fish farmers are eligible if their 2008 feed costs were at least 25% of their total cost or if their feed costs are 25% above the average cost of feed from 2003-2007. Applications will be mailed directly to aquaculture producers who held a valid aquaculture permit during 2008 - 2009. Otherwise, producers may call the department at 217 524-9129.
Wilbur J. Hess, age 77 of Highland passed away Thursday August 13th at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services for 77 year-old Wilbur Hess will be Monday at 10am at St. James Catholic Church in St. Jacob. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland. Visitation will be Sunday from 4PM to 8PM and Monday from 8am to 9:30am at Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
Justin Earnest, age 21, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, August 15 following a motorcycle accident near Highland. Funeral arrangements for 21 year-old Justin Earnest are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.
71 year-old Barbara Allister of Hillsboro passed away Thursday August 13th at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield Illinois. Memorial services for 71 year-old Barbara Allister will be Monday the 17th at 4PM at the New Life Assembly of God Church in Coffeen. The Bass Patton Dean Funeral home in Hillsboro is in charge of the arrangements.
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