The full story about the Business tax district was in Wednesday's Daily
The Public Hearing on the Business Tax District will be held on Tuesday September 10th at 7:30PM
BOND COUNTY BOARD APPROVES AGREEMENT FOR RECYCLING CENTER
The Bond County Board met Tuesday night and approved an intergovernmental agreement between the county and the Bond County Soil & Water Conservation District for the recycling project to be located on Rt. 40.
The facility will be located just east of McDonalds on Rt. 40, where the Soil & Water Conservation District currently has a shed. Once a structure is built, county residents will be able to drop off recyclables, which will be picked up weekly by FAYCO.
The final vote on the agreement was 3 to 1, with Gerald McCray casting the lone no vote. Board Member Wes Pourchot abstained from voting as he is a member of both entities.
ANNIVERSARY MOTORCYCLE RUN COMING TO GREENVILLE
Like it was in 1914, Greenville will be an overnight stop for a coast-to-coast motorcycle trek. The Cannon Ball Project will retrace the path of Erwin “Cannon Ball” Baker, a pioneering motorcycle and automobile enthusiast, who traveled from San Diego, California to New York City in a little over 11 days.
Baker’s journey in May 1914 was made on a 7 horsepower Indian motorcycle on mostly dirt roads. The Cannon Ball Project, utilizing Baker’s original written account, will leave San Diego on May 3, 2014, the centennial anniversary of when he departed.
The Cannon Ball Project is the brainchild of Don Emde, a legendary motorcycle racer who won the 1972 Daytona 200. Emde and around 20 other devoted cyclists wanted to pay tribute to Baker on the anniversary of his record-setting accomplishment. Plans for the ride began two years ago.
Emde recently made his second visit to Greenville to coordinate the project’s stop here. According to Emde, Baker had an overnight stay in Greenville on his way to his next stop in Columbus, OH. The Cannon Ball Project will arrive in Greenville on Friday, May 9.
Greenville Tourism Director John Goldsmith said, “Working with Don has been a treat. He’s a well respected name in the motorcycle world. It’s an honor for Greenville to be part of the Cannon Ball Project, as we were in 1914.” Goldsmith added that locals will be encouraged to welcome the riders.
Additional details will be released as the event draws closer.
ROAD WORK & CLOSURES
The City of Greenville will resurface several streets over the next few days. Work began this morning on two cul-de-sacs on Killarney Drive. Resurfacing will begin Friday. Residents on the cul-de-sacs are asked to park along Killarney Drive during this time. For more information, call the city at 664-1644.
18th Road in Pleasant Mount Township between Airport Avenue and Sale barn Avenue will be closed until 4:30 p.m. today for culvert replacement. No detour route will be available.