08-15-2013

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GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL GOES FORWARD WITH BUSINESS TAX DISTRICT

At Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council discussed the idea of forming a Business Tax District.  The proposal the council considered included land fronting I-70 at the Route 127 on ramps, including Love’s Truck Stop and the farm ground to the east.  While the council approved going forward with hiring Moran Economic Development for the forming of the Business Tax District, the actual boundries of the district were not set. 

Love’s was the only business included in the district proposed Tuesday night, and therefore would have been the only business that would have collected the extra 1 cent sales tax. It’s estimated that the extra sales tax would raise about $57,000 yearly or 1.2 million during the 20-year life of the district. 

Mayor Alan Gaffner pointed out that many of the people who shop at Love’s are out-of-town travelers and it is hoped that the new sales tax would not have a great impact on local shoppers.  The taxes collected in the district could then be used for infrastructure improvements in the district.  Councilman Roger Sanders said he thought it was unfair that the new tax would only affect one business. 

The council voted 5-0 to hire Moran Economic Development at the cost of $14,900 for technical services in establishing the business district.  The business tax district will likely be discussed more at a special Greenville City Council meeting Monday, August 19th at 7:30 at the City Hall. 

The council also heard the annual audit report from Scheffel companies that showed the city had a clean opinion with no findings for the second year in a row.  The audit showed the city finances were improving and in no small part to the utility tax that collected $443,000.

 

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GREENVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BACK TO SCHOOL CARNIVAL

Greenville Elementary School will host a Back-to-School Carnival tomorrow.  From 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. parents may drop off their child’s school materials, meet with teachers, and visit various rooms.  From 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. students can participate in a wide variety of fun activities at the carnival.  There will be games, inflatables, food, and more.  For more information, call the school at 664-3117.


TOM MARCHELLO RECOGNIZED FOR 1 MILLION MILES WITH NO ACCIDENTS

A Greenville Post Office employee has been recognized for driving a million miles for the postal service without a single accident.  Tom Marchello, of Smithboro, has worked for the post office for 34 years with no reported accidents.

Greenville Post Master Lynn Todt recently presented Marchello with the USPS Million Mile Award.  Todt said the USPS believes in recognizing good employees and Marchello deserves the recognition for making safety his priority.


Greenville Post Office Driver Tom Marchello

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FIRE ALARM AT BOND COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE

Greenville Firefighters responded yesterday at 7:40 a.m. to a fire alarm sounding at the Bond County Clerk’s Office on the downtown square.  According to the fire report, firefighters checked the building with thermal imaging equipment and found no signs of fire.  The cause of the alarm was determined to be a system malfunction.  They were on the scene about fifteen minutes.

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OBITUARIES

Linda S. Littlejohn

Linda S. Littlejohn, age 44 of Jamestown, passed away Wednesday in Granite City.  A private family visitation will be held Friday at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Hug Cemetery in Millersburg.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

She was born on Sunday, June 29, 1969, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Charles S. and Rosemary (nee Wisnasky) Littlejohn, Jr..

She was a former member - St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, IL.

Born at Highland, IL; reared in the Alhambra area. After marriage to Charles E. Barton, Jr. they lived in Pocahontas, IL. She worked for Clean Uniform, Highland, IL and enjoyed fishing, flowers and animals.

Survivors include:
Father - Charles S. Littlejohn, Jr., Granite City, IL
Mother - Rosemary - Littlejohn nee Wisnasky, Greenville, IL
Daughter - Brittany N. (Aaron) Marquardt, Tucson, AZ
Son - Charles E. Barton III, Jamestown, IL
Daughter - Crystal A. Giller, Jamestown, IL
Grandchild - Brianna Barton
Grandchild - Hannah Williams
Grandchild - Kaiden Marquardt
Husband - David Linville.

She was preceded in death by:
Maternal Grandfather - Robert Wisnasky
Maternal Grandmother - Frieda Stack (nee Lampkin).


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