PLAN COMMISSION DILEMMA
A developer and a homeowner came to the Greenville Plan Commission public hearing Monday night with a problem and left with the same problem. The public meeting was requested by Keith Baldwin Addition Country View Estates Subdivision to approve a preliminary plat. At issue is who will pay for sidewalks, the city is requiring, to allow an occupancy permit for a person who is building a house in Country View Estates. Originally, when the subdivision was platted in 1995, there was no city mandate for sidewalks. Today, new subdivisions in the city, and a mile and a half from city limits, must have sidewalks. Keith Baldwin told the commission he didn’t know about the change and sold the lot in question at a price that did not include the sidewalk. The homeowner contends Baldwin should put in the sidewalk at his expense. Matt Willman, speaking for the city, says Greenville will not issue an occupancy permit without the sidewalk. The commission passed the plat along to the city council with several minor changes and a suggestion to determine whether sidewalks should be put in before or after homes are built. The Greenville City Council will probably be dealing with the sidewalk problem at their June 8 meeting.
COMETS GAME RAINED OUT, LADY ACES GAME ALSO DELAYED
The Greenville Comets sectional baseball game against Alton Marquette in Alton was delayed because of rain and lightning yesterday and then postponed. The game will resume today at 4:30 p.m. with the Comets batting in the bottom of the third inning, leading Alton Marquette 3-0. We will have the game live this afternoon at 4:30, with Kent Kesner giving the play-by-play .
The Mulberry Grove Lady Aces softball team also had their game delayed due to weather. The Lady Aces will play today at 4:30 p.m. against Carrollton in the Mulberry Grove Sectional. Good luck to the Lady Aces and Comets.
GREENVILLE MAN’S CRIPPLED AIRCRAFT MAKES A SAFE LANDING
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, a twin-engine Cessna 421, flown by Greenville resident Dave Embry, made a landing in Nashville without its front landing gear. Embry was preparing to land at Lebanon, Tennessee when his instruments indicated the landing gear problem. He then flew to Nashville International Airport where officials in the tower confirmed the landing gear problem. Dave was able to land the plane and everyone on board got out safely. Embry was flying from Greenville to his daughter's wedding in Tennessee.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES AT CARLYLE LAKE
The US Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is preparing for a fun and safe weekend celebrating Memorial Day. Educational interpretative programs on gardening, the life and habits of Illinois snakes, water safety, the Carlyle Lake Dam, and a scavenger hunt are scheduled at various locations around the lake. Stop by the Visitor Center to view exhibits, watch a video about Carlyle Lake, or rent a life jacket. For more information about Memorial Day weekend activities and events at Carlyle Lake, call 618-594-2484.