GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
The Greenville City Council met Tuesday night. Video Gaming was discussed. Lenny Rakers with Grand River Jackpot and Lance Griffith of B & B Amusement spoke for the gaming industry. They explained how various gaming locations would operate and addressed questions on restrictions to access of gaming rooms, establishments allowed to have machines, and the income that would be generated to the city.
The Video Gaming Ordinance was passed. It restricts the Video Gaming Terminals or VGT’s geographically, to an area south of a line 500 feet north of State Route 40. It further restricts the VGT’s to bars, restaurants, truck stops, and fraternal/veteran organizations which have a liquor license. This means no video gaming downtown or anywhere more than 500 feet north of Rt. 40.
The council passed a proposal to remove the old water plant building and decided to purchase a new John Deer Flex Wing Mower. They agreed to a new Pureline Service agreement, expected to save the city $5,000.00 per year on its Chlorine Dioxide use for the city’s water supply. It changes the charge to a fixed price as opposed to a usage charge.
CAR FLIPS MULTIPLE TIMES ON RED BALL TRAIL
Bond County Deputies responded to the scene of a one-car accident Wednesday, at 8:24 a.m. According to the accident report, James D. Harris, age 48, of Mulberry Grove, was southbound on the Red Ball Trail, approximately 1/8th of a mile north of Eighteenth Avenue. Harris said he was distracted by his passenger, 45 year-old Angelia M. Harris, also of Mulberry Grove, which caused him to go off of the right hand side of the road. Harris' car then went across the road towards the left side of the road and flipped approximately three times. Both occupants said they were not wearing their seatbelts. Bond County EMS took them to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment.