11-13-2009

 




GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL VOTES ON RECYCLING PROGRAM

 

The Greenville City Council made it official Tuesday night, by a vote of 4 to 1, to let a contract with Doty Sanitation to supply every residential garbage customer in the city with a 64 gallon bin to place recyclable material.

 

City residents should see the new containers arrive in the next several months. When the system is in operation, local trash pick up rates will go up four dollars and fifty cents per month. The Council is working on a formula to reduce the rate for lower income residents.

 

In other action, the Council with the recommendation of City staff, lent 37 thousand 500 dollars out of the City's revolving loan fund to Troy Schukar. Troy is the developer of the buildings on Route 40 across from the Greenville College Annex, that house The Spot, The Zone and Francis Fitness. The city will have a second mortgage on the property during the 3-year term of that loan. 

 

Because of the new state law allowing video gaming in certain business, the Council will be looking into a possible prohibition on video gaming in the city. 


COMETS FOOTBALL TEAM TAKES TO FIELD IN ELITE 8 SATURDAY

 

The Greenville Comets football team will continue their post season run this Saturday at home against the Pana Panthers.  The game time is 2pm and you can hear it live on WGEL Radio.  The Comets beat the Panthers once earlier this year in a tough contest.  The Comets are 11-0 and the winner on Saturday will go into the final 4 in the state.  You can pick up free GO COMETS posters printed by Naco Printing at WGEL Radio or at Naco.  Don’t miss the game this Saturday at 2PM on WGEL Radio. 

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ACADEMIC FOUNDATION DINNER

 

Tuesday evening was a very entertaining evening at the First Christian Church Gymnasium in Greenville. The occasion was the 20th annual Bond County Unit 2 Academic Foundation dinner. After the dinner, congratulations were given to donors including the Grandparents Club. Then the Unit 2 elementary students sang multiple Disney songs while 4 teams were competing in a Disney trivia contest.

 

Many Teacher Grant Awards were given that totaled $15,591.83. The Academic Foundation Financial Statement was given, showing a small loss for the last fiscal period, but this was expected due to the country’s financial crisis of the past year. There is optimism that the next fiscal year will show a gain.

 

2009-2010 elected officers are President-Edmar Schrieber, Vice President-Don Dillon, Secretary-Jan Woker.   

 

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GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL UPS SECURITY AT MEETINGS 

 

Security at Greenville City Council meetings was significantly enhanced at Tuesday night's meeting. After the meeting started the outside door to the Council chambers was locked. Police Chief Lou Lorton unlocked the door several times to accommodate late arrivals.  All visitors were asked to sign in and out. Both Police Chief Lorton and City Manager Dave Willey said the new security measures have been a long time in consideration and were not the result of any specific threat.

STARCOM RADIO UPDATE AT 911 BOARD MEETING

 

The 911 Board met Thursday morning at the courthouse.  911 Coordinator Alan Davis gave an update on the training and distribution of the new Starcom radios.  Starcom allows law enforcement, fire protection, EMS and other local government and emergency response personnel to better communicate directly with each other.  Davis said that training and radios have been distributed everywhere necessary except to the Keyesport Fire Protection District, who got their radios and training Thursday night.  It was said that except for some small areas with spotty radio coverage, the system has been working well and allows for greater communication and response. 


OBITUARIES

RUBY M. SHELBY

 

Ruby M. Shelby age 74 of Greenville and formerly of Mulberry Grove passed away on November 11th at Helia Healthcare in Greenville.  Funeral services for Ruby Shelby will be Monday at 1PM at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will follow at McInturff Cemetery in Vandalia.  Friends may call Monday after 11am at Young Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to the family. 


WEATHER

Saturday: Mostly Sunny High: 63 Low: 40

Sunday: Partly Cloudy %40 chance of Rain High: 55 Low: 38


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune to WGEL Radio for Public Affairs following the Noon Bond County Area News this Sunday.  Tom’s guest this week is Bond County Clerk, Randy Reitz.  They’ll discuss a recent change in election law that all voters should be aware of before they visit the polls in February.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area news. 


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