Ameren Illinois Awards Utility Truck to City of Greenville

Greenville also Awarded Progressive City Designation and Right Tree-Right Place Grant

 New Bucket Truck

 Ameren presented the City of Greenville the keys to a 2006 41-foot aerial bucket truck.  The truck has been rotated out of the Ameren Illinois fleet, and was donated to the City of Greenville.  The City no longer has an operational bucket truck, which has left the city unable to perform some services to the community.  Public Works Director Bill Grider first contacted Ameren in early 2015 about their program which donates retired trucks from their fleet to municipalities.  Almost two years later, the City was thrilled to have been chosen by Ameren to receive such a valuable donation.  The aerial bucket truck will be used for tree trimming and removal, lighting, decorations, and change out lighting.  Once the new street lights are installed on Andrews Drive, the city will be responsible for their maintenance.

 Ameren Right Tree-Right Place Grant

The City of Greenville was awarded the Ameren Right Tree, Right Place grant of $2,500 on Tuesday, November 2, 2016.  This grant was awarded to enhance the beauty of the community.  Residents and visitors that have traveled Idler Lane have enjoyed the trees which have lined the roadway for many years, while over time these trees have deteriorated.   The City plans to use the money from this grant to replace the deteriorating trees along Idler Lane, and replace and add twenty or more flowering trees to restore the visual beauty of Idler Lane and the entrance to the Industrial Park.

  Progressive City

Ameren also named Greenville one of its Progressive Cities for 2016 and awarded the city a $2,500 grant that will be applied to Downtown holiday lighting.  The Progressive Cities distinction was earned due to the implementation of initiatives to improve the community and quality of life for residents and businesses.  Some of the projects that the city has initiated include designation as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, curbside recycling, electronic recycling events, Downtown Improvement and Renovation Grants and grants for residential and business energy efficiency projects.  The funds from this grant will be used to expand the Downtown holiday lighting display including the addition of LED lights on the courthouse and square area.