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Section of Idler Lane Closed 6/12 & 6/13

A portion of Idler Lane and all of Junior High Drive will be closed as City of Greenville Public Works crews will be working on Wednesday and Thursday to repair a portion of Idler Lane which will require for residents to plan for alternative travel routes.

On Wednesday, June 12, Idler Lane, from between Junior High Drive and Chicago Street, Idler Lane will be limited to one-lane of travel. The road will be one lane from 7 a.m. To 3:30 p.m.

On Thursday, June 13, Idler Lane from Illinois Route 140 to the north side of Chicago Street, and all of Junior High Drive, from Idler Lane to Dewey Street, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please see the image below for a map of the road closures and a detour.

Safe Route to Schools Public Meeting July 2

The City of Greenville is excited to announce receipt of the Phase Two Safe Route to Schools grant.  The city will be hosting a public meeting on July 2nd at City Hall (404 S. Third St.) from 6pm – 8pm.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the location of the sidewalk.  Sidewalks can be installed at the back of the street curb and be 6’ wide or they can be installed at the back of the right-or-way (typical location) and be 5’ wide.  In places where the phase two sidewalk meets the phase one sidewalk, we will match existing sidewalk for continuity.

Lake Committee to be Held

There will be a Lake Committee Meeting held on Monday, June 24, 2024, at 6PM at the Greenville Municipal Building.  The only topic for this meeting will be wakeboarding on Governor Bond Lake.  We will discuss whether wakeboarding should be an allowed activity and if allowed, what rules and regulations should be enacted.  The public is encouraged to attend. Any relevant published information in favor of or against will be encouraged for discussion and should be submitted to jhollenkamp@greenvilleillinois.com or delivered to the Greenville Municipal Building at 404 S. Third Street at least 10 days prior to the meeting.  Because we anticipate a large group, the public is asked to limit their comments to 5 minutes, so that everyone has a chance to speak. 

GREENVILLE WINS $1.9 MILLION STATE GRANT FOR DOWNTOWN PLAZA

 

The City of Greenville will be moving forward on a new downtown pavilion with a stage and bandstand to accommodate music and theatrical events thanks to the announcement of the city being awarded a $1.9 million state grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

The Greenville Plaza Project will also include a welcome center, public restrooms, ADA-accessible ramps, and outdoor seating for dining and public events. The public plaza is a 100% municipal project and will cost $2.5 million. The state grant of $1.9 million under the competitive Downtowns and Illinois Main Streets Capital Program will be joined by a local match of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, City funds and potential legacy gifts, to fund 20-25% (or $625,000) of the project. The construction effort will create dozens of jobs for skilled carpenters, electricians, operators, iron workers, laborers, cement masons and other high-quality tradespeople.