GREENVILLE RAIN TOTALS AND SNOW POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON
The area got some rain overnight. Official totals for Greenville, as recorded at 6:00 a.m. today, show 97 hundredths of an inch at the Sewer Plant, 94 hundredths at the station on Sixth Street, and 93 hundredths at Idler Lane and Rt. 140. Snow is in the forecast for later this afternoon, with up to a ½ inch possible in the WGEL listening area and higher totals to our north. Strong winds could cause traveling problems if there is any snowfall.
BOND COUNTY BOARD PASSES SLIGHT INCREASE TO TAX LEVY
The Bond County Board met Tuesday night at the courthouse. The board passed a slight increase to the tax levy for the first time in three years. The board passed an estimated $24,000.00 increase, the actual amount will depend on the final EAV of Bond County. The budget approved by the board was balanced before the increase but left no extra room for unknown contingencies, repairs, or emergencies. The levy passed 3-1 with Eldon Young, Wes Pourchot, and Howard Elmore voting yes and Gerald McCray voting no.
At a November meeting, the Bond County Board voted to require county employees to contribute $80.00 per month to their health insurance. At Tuesday’s meeting, the board rolled that number back to $40.00 per month. That vote was also 3-1 with Elmore, Young, and McCray voting yes and Pourchot voting no. The board recommended department heads not give bonuses or hire new employees without first discussing the situation with the county board, due to budget constraints. The board scheduled a special meeting for Thursday, December 27.
LITTLE RED BARN OFFERS MORE THAN HOLIDAY LIGHTS
The holiday lights at the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville are beautiful and there is also a lot going on every night at The Little Red Barn. Donna Frueh said the Little Red Barn is open every night during the light festival, serving hot chocolate and cookies. Things to see in the Little Red Barn include an old store, old toys, tool shop, a little old school room, and more. They also have a gift shop. The Little Red Barn, on the grounds of the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville is open every night, from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., through January 1.