KPD BOARD TO HOLD HEARING ON SELLING BONDS
The Kingsbury Park District scheduled a hearing on the selling of $425,000.00 in general obligation bonds. The meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 9 at the Greenville Municipal Building. WGEL spoke with Park Director Jerry Sauerwein who said the list of improvements or repairs to be accomplished with the bond money is still in the draft stage, but does include improvements to some pipes at the pool and possibly to the lights at JC Park. Sauerwein said the last bonds sold by the Kingsbury Park District were paid off in 2011. The 2011 principal bond payment was $125,000.00. The first repayment of the new bonds will be $130,000.00 in 2012. This will mean the taxes paid by homeowners in the Kingsbury Park District will not be much higher one year over the next, however, if no new bonds were issued those taxes would go down. Sauerwein said the board and the district are conservative with the tax money they receive. Sauerwein also said a few citizens voiced their opinions on the 4th of July Fireworks Display at Patriot’s Park. The celebration has been thousands of dollars in the red for years and the KPD is seeking citizen input as to whether the celebration should continue. You can contact the KPD office at 664-4969.
CARLYLE LAKE CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING PROJECT
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake will be collecting used Christmas trees for the annual Christmas tree recycling project. The Corps of Engineers, along with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, uses these trees to provide an effective and economical fish habitat at Carlyle Lake.
Each year, volunteers help submerge the trees in the lake as fish shelters. These fish shelters provide breeding areas, resting places, and protection.
Christmas trees may be donated now through Jan. 14, 2012 at Plant Land on Old Route 50 east of Breese, Monday - Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at the Allen Branch Boat Ramp in Eldon Hazlet State Park, and at the Little Prairie Nature Trail parking lot in the West Spillway at Carlyle Lake.
If you want to help put Christmas trees in the lake, call the Carlyle Lake Project Office at 618-594-2484.
ZUMBA TONING CLASS OFFERED AT FITNESS CENTER
Kaskaskia College is offering a “Zumba Toning” Class at the Greenville College Fitness Center, Mondays, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., beginning January 23 ending April 16. There is a $3.00 per class Fitness Center fee for all students not currently pass holders. The course fee is $50.00 for students under age 60. Students age 60 and over may register at no charge. To register or for more information, call 545-3255.