12-14-2010

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CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS TAX LEVY INCREASE TUESDAY

Tuesday night, the Greenville City Council will be asked to raise their property tax levy by the maximum five percent allowed by law without having to conduct a truth and taxation hearing. In a special council meeting last week, City Manager Dave Willey presented several money-saving, service-reducing ideas plus the possibility of raising the city’s tax levy.  Slow pay from the State of Illinois on the city’s portion of the state income tax was the main culprit in causing a large shortfall in the city’s general fund.


ANNUAL CHRISTMAS AUCTION AT GREENVILLE VFW

Everyone is invited to the annual Christmas Auction Tuesday at the VFW hall in Greenville, starting at 6:00 p.m. WGEL spoke with Buck Buchanan about the auction. He said set-up will be at 5:30 so people may start looking. McDowell Auction Company is donating their time, food will be available, and all proceeds go to the Greenville VFW Post. Items on the auction include Christmas toys and ornaments, bikes, dolls, Nascar items, toy tractors, china cabinets, and much more.

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS RESCHEDULED

Winter weather closed area schools Monday and forced cancellation of several Christmas programs.  The Mulberry Grove Elementary School Christmas Musical is rescheduled for tonight (Tuesday) starting at 6:30 p.m. and the Pocahontas School Christmas Program has been rescheduled for Friday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m.



PATOKA WATER CUSTOMERS WATER DISTRIBUTION

The Village of Patoka purchases its water from Gateway Regional Water Company. Because of maintenance, Gateway will temporarily change from Mono-chloramine to “Free Chlorine” as its primary disinfectant starting Monday, December 13 and lasting four to six weeks. According to a press release from the village of Patoka, customers may notice a slight odor of chlorine, but the water will be safe for consumption. This change may affect certain medical conditions, such as kidney dialysis. Contact your doctor about possible effects. For more information, contact the village of Patoka at 432-5855.



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