City Council Considers One Way Street Request, Issues Special Event Liquor Licenses

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The Greenville City Council is considering a request to make Parent Street one way.

City Manager Dave Willey said residents living along Parent Street have asked for it to be made a one-way street, although a decision is needed whether to make it one-way east or west. To make the designation, the council will have to approve an ordinance.

Two special event liquor licenses have been issued by the council.

One is to the Bond County VFW Post to serve liquor at the Bond County Fair. The other license was issued to the Greenville Knights of Columbus to sell liquor at the Greenville Bicentennial Celebration on September 5 and 6.

It was the consensus of the council to spend tourism funds for the city to have a float in the bicentennial parade. The cost will be $450. While no vote was taken, Councilman Jes Adam said he thought it was ridiculous to pay to have “politicians ride on a wagon and wave.”

The council approved a service agreement with the Hach Company from Colorado for maintenance, certification and calibration of the turbidity meters, controllers and other equipment at the water plant. Illinois Electric Works of Granite City will provide a new pump and a variable speed drive at the water plant for $16,250.

Christ Brothers will install asphalt patches on and around Hena Street where cold patch repairs were made due to various utility and street repairs. The cost is $7,982.

A guardrail will be installed by Collins and Hermann, at a culvert on Vine Street, just east of Hena Street, for $3,895. It was reported there is a safety hazard at the location due to a street drop along the creek.

A request from the Chamber of Commerce, to increase the appearance fee for celebrities at the Greenville Graffiti car show from $5,000 to $6,000 was approved. The money comes from the tourism fund.