BOND COUNTY BOARD TO STOP ISSUING PERMITS FOR BILLBOARDS
The Bond County Board met Tuesday morning at the courthouse. After discussion the board voted to stop issuing permits for billboards in the county while more information is collected. The topic came from a new billboard constructed on route 127. The county does not currently have a sign ordinance and there is concern on the board that more billboards could be built without the county having any control. While more information is gathered it’s possible that a sign ordinance could come before the board in a future meeting. Until then no more permits will be issued by the county to build billboards.
The board also approved the Fayco Budget for next fiscal year. It is a deficit budget and Fayco is owed nearly 1.8 million dollars from the State of Illinois according to Fayco director Bill Lindberg.
The board gave permission for the annual homecoming barbeque by the Comets Sports boosters. The sports boosters will be cooking on the courthouse lawn on Friday September 24th to correspond with homecoming week and the homecoming football game that night.
ROLLOVER ACCIDENT IN KEYESPORT MONDAY EVENING
The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, Keyesport Firefighters and Keyesport First Responders were call to a one-car rollover accident Monday around 7:00 p.m. at Harbor Light Bay. According to Clinton County Sheriff Mike Kreke, Med-Star transported two female juveniles, with injuries, to a hospital. At this time no further information has been released.
PHASE ONE OF VETERANS MEMORIAL PROJECT COMPLETED
Phase one of the Veterans Memorial project has been completed. Veterans Memorial Committee Chairman Tony Koonce thanked area persons and businesses for their help and donations. Those helping include; Scott Sugg with Greenville Ready Mix who donated two yards of concrete, Bradford National Bank contributed for the numbered stones, Bill Rench donated his time and equipment, and Billy Rench and Roddy Finley donated half their labor. An alphabetical listing of the memorial bricks, located in an accessible location, will be completed as part of phase two of the project.