The Bond County Board heard two presentations in their most recent meeting.
Maureen Nordike provided the board with some information concerning Air Methods, the company that has partnered with the Hospital Sisters Health System to provide Rescue Flight helicopter services to several HSHS hospitals in the area including HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville.
The board also heard from Pete Housman, a representative of a consortium being formed by numerous counties in southern Illinois in preparation for the Southern Illinois Bicentennial celebration, to be held in various locations from 2018-2020. The 38 southern Illinois counties will be grouped into sets of four for their respective bicentennial celebrations. The board has the option if it wishes to purchase shares in the consortium for $250 each, but can participate without any purchase. The board took no action and said they would have State’s Attorney Chris Bauer review the proposition as they continue to discuss their plans for participating in the upcoming bicentennial.
Bond County Animal Control Officer Jim Hess told the board he received 62 animal complaints during the month of June. Of that number, 36 were fielded from inside the Greenville city limits.