02-14-2013

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GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

The Greenville City Council met Tuesday night at the Municipal Building. 

Last month, the council heard a presentation by a representative of Good Energy regarding Municipal Electrical Aggregation and allowing Good Energy to negotiate the electric rates of those citizens wanting to participate.  The issue of pursuing aggregation will be on the April ballot but there needs to be a contract in place with Good Energy to do the marketing, public hearings, and pave the way.  The contract was approved unanimously.

The city has used a Caselle Software system since 2003 to facilitate the general ledger, cash receipts, payroll, utility billing, and work orders and according to City Manager Dave Willey, the system is the backbone of the city’s operation.  The recommendation to the council was to purchase a new software package from the same company at a cost of $44,250.00 with an annual maintenance cost of $8,700.00.  Willey said the city did not have the money earlier but the atrazine settlement went into the water department accounts and could be used to purchase the software.  The purchase was approved unanimously.

 

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FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT BUCHHEIT THIS SATURDAY

This Saturday, February 16, Buchheit in Greenville is having a free pancake breakfast at the store.  Farm Department Manager Randy Ostrom said the event began as a Farmer’s Appreciation Breakfast but has since evolved into a Customer Appreciation Breakfast.  From 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. they will serve pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk.  For more information, call Buchheit at 664-9100.


COMETS TO RETURN TO BUSCH STADIUM

The Greenville Comets baseball team will play in Busch Stadium again this year following an opening-week game against the Milwaukee Brewers.  Greenville High School Athletic Director Joe Alstat said for the second spring in a row, they will play Edwardsville Saturday, April 13.  This is the opening weekend for the Cardinals and the Cards will play the Milwaukee Brewers at home at 3:15 p.m. The Comets/Edwardsville game will be immediately following.  Tickets are available by calling the Greenville High School Athletic Office at 664-5580.


GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING SCHEDULED

The Greenville City Council will meet in special session Thursday, February 14, at 5:00 p.m., at the Greenville Municipal Building.  The agenda includes a public hearing for a CDAP grant application for the Bowman Drive and Ridge Street water line improvements, consideration of a resolution of support and commitment of funds for the improvements, and an executive session.   

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OBITUARIES

Bonnie Van Meter

Bonnie Van Meter, age 90, of Altoona, Florida, formerly of Hillsboro, passed away Sunday, February 10, in Florida.  A memorial service will be at a later date.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.  The Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Grotts

Jerry Grotts, age 68, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Wednesday, February 13, at his home.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Mulberry Grove First Church of Christ.  Burial will be in Seagraves Cemetery, south of Mulberry Grove.  Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Mulberry Grove First Church of Christ or Bond County Hospice.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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