Greenville City Council

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The City of Greenville will have a new look due to action taken by the city council Tuesday night.

The council approved the purchase of new banners to replace the old ones. There will also be more banners than before. There will be special holiday banners and the regular ones using the city’s new logo and slogan, “Arms Wide Open.”

Greenville City Manager Dave Willey said the project involved the addition of 15 more poles and should be done in time for the Come Home for Christmas celebration.

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The banners have a five-year warranty.

Willey said it is anticipated the city will be able to use them at least 10 years.

The total cost will be $22,459 for the banners and hardware. City employees will put up and take down the banners.

The council agreed that the city’s tax levy for next year will not exceed five percent over this year’s extension. Attending the meeting were Roger Sanders, John Gillard and Mike Heath. Mayor Alan Gaffner participated by telephone and Jes Adam was absent.

The council will adopt a levy in December.

Workman’s compensation, liability, fire and vehicle insurance coverage was renewed with the Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association. The insurance premium for 2017 is the same as the past year.

In other council action, three appointments were approved. Adam Wells was added to the Board of Adjustment, Cindy Catron is a new member of the Library Board and Karen Kessinger is now a member of the Police Pension Board.

Larry Seferi of Gillespie appeared before the council and announced his desire to open a gaming parlor in Greenville. He has one in Hillsboro and three in Gillespie.

State law requires that gaming facilities have a liquor license to pour liquor by the drink.

The council did not discuss the matter.

City Manager Willey said eventually Seferi would have to find a location and apply for a liquor license.

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