10-13-2011

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GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

The Greenville City Council met Tuesday night at the municipal building. The first order of business was to swear in newly appointed council member Mike Heath.

The council heard information from City Manager Dave Willey regarding Municipal Electric Aggregation.  Willey explained the state has changed a statute allowing municipalities to go out for bids for electric utility rates.  Willey said he has further study to do but the process of combining with other municipalities to increase negotiating power makes sense and there is a potential savings of 5% - 25%.  Willey will bring more information to the council.

The coming tax levy has not yet been set. Willey reminded the council if the rate increased by more than 5%, public hearings are required. The new levy must be in place by the second week of December.

There were several discussions regarding street and road work, including a change to concrete roadway instead of asphalt for the Buchheit road project. Change orders and final cost estimates for the South Fourth Street project were approved and indicate a significant savings over the construction estimates.

Mayor Gaffner congratulated the sponsors and volunteers who made the ArtWalk and Apple Day events great successes.

Gaffner also announced the appointment of Sherry Schaefer, of 3PointInk, to the Tourism Committee, filling one of the three openings.

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GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL FALL MUSIC SHOW THIS WEEK

The Greenville High School Music Department Fall Show entitled “The Old Time Radio Hour,” is Saturday, October 15 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  The concert choir and jazz band will perform music from the 1930’s and 1940’s, complete with skits and commercials.  There is no admission charge and everyone is welcome.

 

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GREENVILLE RAIN TOTALS

We got more rain overnight and here are the Greenville rain totals as measured at 6:00 o’clock this morning.  35 hundredths of an inch were recorded at the Sewer Plant, four tenths at the station on Sixth Street, and 31 hundredths at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.


KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE ON THE FARM

According to the National Safety Council, more than 100 children are killed and 33,000 injured in farm-related accidents across the nation each year.  With the fall harvest underway and farm-related recreation such as hay rides, parents are reminded to take steps to minimize risks.  Very young children must be supervised at all times around agricultural activities.  Nearly half of deaths and injuries come from machinery, with tractors the leading cause.  Teens learning to drive a tractor should wear a seat belt.  Riders should never be allowed on a tractor and never leave a tractor running while performing activities on the ground.  Many injuries happen when working around livestock.  Animals raised as pets may cause serious injuries when they grow up and still may want to play with the kid who raised them.  Hay rides should be in wagons with sides to keep kids from falling off and children should sit tight while the wagon is moving.  For more information related to child safety on the farm, check the website www.cardinalglennon.com.

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OBITUARIES

Eugene O. Niemeyer

Eugene O. Niemeyer, age 86, of Breese, passed away Wednesday, October 12 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Church in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Dominic-St. Augustine Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 – 9:45 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  The Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary at 7:00 p.m. Friday.  Memorials are suggested to Mater Dei High School, All Saints Academy, or St. Dominic Church.

Delores J. Bohnenstiehl

Delores J. Bohnenstiehl, age 74, of Marine, passed away Wednesday, October 12 at Edwardsville Nursing & Rehabilitation.  Funeral arrangements for 74 year-old Delores J. Bohnenstiehl are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


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