GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO PUT ELECTRICAL AGGREGATION ON BALLOT
The Greenville City Council met Tuesday night. The council heard a presentation from the Good Energy company regarding Municipal Electrical Aggregation. For the council to proceed with the matter, a public question must be placed on the April 9 ballot, asking citizens to authorize the city to work with Good Energy to negotiate electric utility rates for residential and small business retail customers, unless they opt-out of the program. Good Energy believes the savings to consumers will be $150.00-$200.00 per household. January 22 is the last day for local governing bodies to adopt an ordinance to allow the binding question to appear on the ballot. The council voted unanimously to place the issue on the ballot.
Last month, the council approved an engineering contract to study and design Hena Street sewer alterations. The study concluded the Hena Street sewer should be replaced to prevent future backups on Killarney Street. The proposal included the cost to design replacement sewers from Killarney to College Avenue but the study showed the sewer should actually be replaced all the way to Vine and Ivy Lane where it connects to the 18” sewer, about 40% more line.
Kyle Littlefield was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals and twelve meetings were set between now and May to review the current draft of the Unified Development Ordinance. You may see the Greenville City Council meeting on New Wave channel 12 tonight at 6:00 o'clock.
BOND COUNTY BOARD JANUARY MEETING
The I-70 patrol from the Bond County Sheriff’s Department is raising revenues for the county and reducing accidents on that stretch of I-70, according to Sheriff Jeff Brown and the Bond County Board. At Tuesday’s meeting, the board voted 5-0 to add another deputy to the patrol. Brown told the board a new deputy will be hired to work the interstate and will not take away from the number of deputies policing the county. By adding the new deputy to patrol the interstate the revenue generated will help balance the county budget. Board member Gerald McCray said I-70 deputies are also available in an emergency. Brown said according to IDOT, the I-70 patrol deputies have reduced the number of accidents on Bond County’s stretch of Interstate 70.
The county board approved the appointment of John Greenwood to the Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District.