3-15-2010

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TOWNHOUSE APARTMENT COMPLEX LOOKING AT THE OLD JUNIOR HIGH SITE ON BEAUMONT

 

KWEK developments unveiled their proposed apartment building development at the old junior high building site at Thursday’s special city council meeting.  The eight million dollar development would have 68 units.  The apartments are townhouse in style and would vary from 620 square feet to over 800 square feet with both one and two bedroom variaties.  The apartments would not be 538 housing and would be open to anyone to rent.   The developers are considering calling the complex Bluejay Estates and would name the road leading to the inside of the sight as Bluejay Lane.  The junior high building would be completely torn down, but it’s hoped that bricks from the building can be professionally taken down and reused in landscaping and construction.  The complex would also include a detention pond, green space and an approximately 8,000 square foot retail/service building that could accomodate three to five small retailers or restaurants.  The shopping complex would face Beaumont Avenue. 

 

The next step is for the project to be reviewed by the planning commission and then go back to the city council for approval or denial, a process that is expected to take three to four months.  If everything is approved, dirt removal could start by August and first occupancy would be scheduled for spring or summer 2011.  All council members were enthusiastic about the plan and the possibility to bring in the additional jobs and property tax the development would create.  Assistant City Manager Lisa Stephens estimated that once complete the development would generate over $100,000 in property taxes every year for the city and create between 12-15 full time jobs and many construction jobs.  It was also said at the meeting that the one-room school house and the property it sits on is not going to be touched and is not included in the property to be owned by the developers.  The plan is to build LEED certified buildings using Green Block Foundation systems. 


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HOME REPAIR SCAMS

 

Springtime is just around the corner and that is the prime time of year for home repair scams. Bond County State's Attorney Christopher Bauer's office sent out a press release to warn residents of these potential scams. The majority of building contractors are honest and hard working, but some unscrupulous individuals will try to take advantage of a person's trust. You should be suspicious of a contractor comes to your home unsolicited advising that he has leftover material from another project. Be cafeful if they want payment in full and in cash or they pressure for an immediate answer for the job. In some cases they do complete the work but the job was done poorly. To protect yourself, never pay cash, pay by check. Have a contract written up and do not sign until you read it and then get a copy. Find out more about the contractor, for example telephone number and address and check with the Better Business Bureau. And do not pay the full amount unless you are satisfied that the work was done correctly. Never let these individuals inside your home unattended. Most of these jobs need permits and you can call code enforcement officers Matt Willman at the Greenville City Hall or George Shaw at Bond County to inquire about any contractors or permits.

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4-H CROP SCIENCES CAREER DAY

 

The U of I Extension Office in Greenville is offering a Crop Science Career Day Wednesday, March 17, beginning at 7:00 a.m. at the Farm Bureau Meeting Room in Greenville.  Bond County 4-H and FFA members, leaders, teachers and the general public are invited to attend.  To reserve your seat, call 664-3665.

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BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT STATISTICS FOR 2009

 

The Bond County Health Department released their statistics for 2009. They visited 6,117 patients for Home Health Care with 3,582 Skilled Nursing visits. They visited 3,670 Hospice patients. There were 3,557 childhood immunizations, 4,123 H1N1 flu shots, along with 1,480 adult seasonal flu shots. They performed 770 blood pressure screenings, 66 vision screenings and 68 hearing screenings. The new dental clinic performed almost 2,000 dental services since September 1 of last year. The department serves around 18,000 Bond County residents and will give out H1N1 Flu shots and a free vision screening at Health Fair 2010, Friday, March 19 at the First United Methodist Church. For a list of services offered or for more information, call the Bond County Health Department at 664-1442.

 


HEALTH FAIR 2010 COMING MARCH 19

 

The thirteenth annual Greenville Regional Hospital Health Fair is Friday, March 19 at the Greenville First United Methodist Church, from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  The comprehensive blood test includes complete blood chemistry, cardiac risk profile, anemia test, blood count, tests for kidney and liver diseases and thyroid test.  Men may add the PSA or Prostate-Specific Antigen blood test and new for this year, a hemoglobin A1C blood test, which measures the long-term control of glucose for diabetics, will be available for an additional $10.00, with or without the comprehensive test.  These three tests usually cost more than $1200.00, but you can save some money and have the tests performed during Health Fair 2010 for only $55.00, for those desiring all three tests.  Results will be mailed to you within four to six weeks.  For additional information on Health Fair 2010, call 664-1230, ext. 3060.

 

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OBITUARIES

LEO GOESTENKORS

 

Leo T. Goestenkors, age 85, of Pocahontas, passed away Friday, March 12 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra. A Mass of Christian burial for 85 year-old Leo Goestenkors will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Pocahontas. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or Hitz Memorial Home.

 

LUCILLE THOLE

 

Lucille A. Thole, age 85, of Highland, passed away Saturday, March 13 at Faith Care Center/ Faith Countryside Homes in Highland. Funeral services for 85 year-old Lucille Thole will be Tuesday, at noon at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery in Beckemeyer. Visitation will be today, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials may be made to Faith Countryside Homes Freedom Hall, St. Paul Education Foundation or Mater Dei Education Foundation.

 

EILEEN MEYER

 

Eileen Mary Meyer, age 62, of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, March 10 at her residence. A Memorial Mass for 62 year-old Eileen Meyer will be Saturday, March 20 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton. Keeping with her wishes, her body was donated to St. Louis University School of Medicine. Visitation will be Saturday, March 20 from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Church or the American Cancer Society.


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