Village working to extend natural gas line
The village of Grantfork is working with AmerenIllinois to extend the natural gas line from Mary Sue Lane along Illinois Route 160 through the village.
Ameren will allow each customer to receive the first 60 feet from the main to the residence for free. Anything over 60 feet will cost the owner $6.50 a foot. Each customer is responsible for the conversion of their own appliances and any internal piping to meet the code for natural gas and AmerenIllinois. Customers will also be responsible for subbing out their piping for Ameren to make the hook-up. There is no additional hook-up fee. However, the customer’s part must be finished within six months or pay a penalty of $4,565.
The benefits for using the natural gas is the convenience; price does not go up during extremely cold weather; and security of not having to call someone out in the middle of the night; budget billing which makes it easier on those on set incomes; and not having the tank in your yard anymore.
In order to move forward with this project, a commitment from each property owner will need to be made. This includes residential, commercial and churches. The deadline for a response will be Sunday, April 12.
Village Hall will be opened to accept signed agreements on the following dates:
• Saturday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon.
• Thursday, April 9 from 5 to 8 p.m.
• Sunday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Following the noon deadline, the committee will count the number of commitments to see if they have the required 137 that are needed.
UCC Egg Hunt
The Easter egg hunt sponsored by Grantfork United Church of Christ will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 at the church. The Easter bunny will also be available for pictures.
The Spring Book Fair will be April 27-May 1 from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed for about one hour a day.
Spring Break will be April 2-6, and students will resume classes on April 7.
April 7 is the date of the PTO’s Domino’s Night. Take the family in to Domino’s and mention the Center Schools PTO and a percentage of the bill will go to the PTO.
The next Center Schools PTO meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 at Alhambra Primary School.
The Leef Township Annual Meeting will be Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Leef Township Building. Residents are welcome to attend and hear the annual report by the road commissioner, supervisor, assessor and find out the financial state of the township.
St. Gertrude Catholic Church
St. Gertrude’s kitchen will be having some work done on the floors and a couple walls in the near future, but it will be done at a time that it will not impact the up coming chicken dinner.
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki will offer Sacraments of Confirmation to the members of the Silver Creek Parishes, St. Jerome, St. James, St. Elizabeth and St. Gertrude, on Wednesday, May 27. Confirmation Mass will be at 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth in Marine. This is open to any adults 18 or older who have not received the Sacraments of Initiation and would like to be confirmed. Contact Lorraine Senci at (618) 667-6571, ext.11, for further information and to register.