6-16-2011

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CITY COUNCIL HOLDS OFF ANNEXATION FOR 30 DAYS AND DENIES LIQUOR / TOBACCO LICENSE ON SQUARE

The Greenville City Council met Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenville Municipal Building. The Council approved a new zoning district allowing stables and keeping horses within the city limits. After a public hearing on annexation, the vote to approve 21 specific annexation agreements was tabled for 30 days by a motion made by Councilman Boyd, pending more information about contact with the owners and an analysis of benefit versus tax increase for the owners.

The council received a request for a Class C Liquor License for a business planning to open on the Greenville Square.  The first step in the process is for the council to approve an increase in the number of Class C licenses.  There was no motion to do so and discussion regarding the specific request was unnecessary.

The council approved a parking lot at 4th and College.  The lot will have 16 spaces and will be funded through TIF.

The council voted to re-fund the current Water and Sewer Bond at a lower interest rate and with no term extension.  The act will save more than $59,000.00. Future use of money resulting from a half cent sales tax referendum approved in 2003 was discussed and tabled pending the development of a prioritized list of road and sidewalk repair and an investigation regarding the allowed purposes for the money from the sales tax referendum. The city’s natural gas contract with South Central FS, for $1.39 per gallon, is ending. Quotes were received for a new contract through May 2012.  South Central FS will be awarded the contract again at a price of $1.85 per gallon.

 

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BELLEVILLE ASTRONAUT ON FINAL SHUTTLE MISSION

NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus, a Belleville native, will fly on the last space shuttle mission next month.  The shuttle Atlantis is targeted to launch July 8 with Magnus, Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialist Rex Walheim to deliver supplies and spare equipment to the International Space Station.

Magnus earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a doctorate from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a veteran of two shuttle flights and a 4.5 month stay aboard the station as a member of the Expedition 18 crew.

When asked why she decided to be an astronaut, Magnus replied, “It is something that caught hold of me when I was in middle school, believe it or not, and I have always liked science and technology and math. It has always been fun to learn how the world works and to see new things and learn new things. There was something about flying in space that just grabbed hold of me and did not let go. So here I am after a little bit of luck and a little bit of hard work.”


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OBITUARIES

CHERYL A. HOLSAPPLE

Cheryl A. Holsapple, age 47, of Hoffman, passed away Wednesday, June 15 at her residence. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ferrin. Interment will be in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or to her son Darrell’s education.

GARY G. KELBER

Gary G. Kelber, age 56, of Carlyle, passed away Tuesday, June 14 at his residence. Funeral services will be Friday, at 7:00 p.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.


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