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F Manning - ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH South Roxana Board...
ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH South Roxana Board Okays 4 Ordinances The South Roxana village trustees passed four key ordinances Wednesday night, and Mayor Charles E. (Gene) Knipping restated his determination to obtain funds or road work from Chouteau Township. The ordinances passed were: (1) Qualify the new city for receipts from state sales tax. For every five cents of sales tax collected by the state in the village, the village will receive three-fourths of a cent. This is to be effective Aug. 1. (2) Require all dogs to have a city license. The ordinance provides a fee schedule of $1 for a male or spayed female dog, and $3 for an unspayed female. Dogs are required to display the city license tax on a collar. (3) Require weeds, tall grass, etc. to be kept down to one foot in height. A provision in the bill permits the city to cut weeds and charge the expense to the appropriate person if it is necessary. (4) Impose vehicle load limits on village streets. Vehicles in excess of 10 tons are limited -— with exceptions — to us- the use of Prairie Street for mobile homes and said 12 names were signed to the petition. She also reported 65 automobile stickers have been sold and the village now has some funds. Francis J. Manning, village attorney, said the village is still having difficulties in its incorporation procedure with the office of the secretary of state. tie said the certificate this last Tuesday by lias an error in it which be corrected. Manning key point in the document "south" is omitted and reads "Roxana." The said it is apparently just oversight on the part of in Springfield, and could corrected quickly. Godfrey Boy Hurt in Fall From House Tree A 10-year-old Godfrey tree house dweller lost his balance Wednesday and pitched forward off the edge, falling 10 feet to the ground — but it didn't let him keep him down. Mark Ha mm on, 10, fell around noon and played all day 5, 1, St. ing Sinclair Street from Madison Avenue to the Daniel Boone Trail, and Park Avenue from Sinclair to Southard Street. The exceptions allow persons to make deliveries over any streets, and exempt firms located on restricted streets. In addition to passing the ordinances, the board discussed the possibility of receiving funds or road work from Chouteau Township, and Mayor Knipping re-iterated his viewpoint that South Roxana is entitled to funds or equivalent road improvements. Knipping said South Roxana should receive a benefit equal to a pro rata share of the 1966 taxes paid the township. He calculated the sum as about $3,700. The mayor said the township has not given the village a definite answer on this issue. Knipping also appointed Ed Boswell as building inspector. Committees named and their chairmen are as follows: Finance, Willie Evans, chairman, Guy Johnson, Robert Hanfelder; Ordinance, Lawrence Cunningham, chairman, Johnson, C. E. Elam; health, Johnson, chairman, Eldon Stearns, Evans; police, Elam, chairman; Hanfelder, Stearns; Liquor Commission, Knipping, chairman, Evans, Elam: and Mobile Homes, Knipping, Stearns and Cunningham. Village Clerk Mrs. Betty McDowell read a petition opposing Woman Hurt As Buggy Overturns In Jersey Parade JERSEYVILLE — Miss Ruby Cope was injured in a "horse and buggy" accident at the Jersey County Fair Grounds Tuesday evening. She was in a horse- drawn old fashioned buggy in the Merchants Parade and as the vehicle passed before the judges stand the horses became frightened and they bolted. The buggy turned over and Miss Cope suffered a fracture of the right shoulder and back and hip injury. She was treated at the Jersey Community Hospital and then released. with two broken wrists. ing no pain, the boy his parents about the until his father came from work and one wrist to hurt. Taken to the emergency at Alton Memorial young Mark was casts were applied wrists. Mark, son of Mr. Bill Hammon, 5012 in Godfrey, was planning night camp out in the house last night but canceled. Dirksen, Uphold WASHINGTON Republican senators, Dirksen and Charles voted no Wednesday as ate defeated an the Atomic Energy authorization bill to Weston^ 111., as the proposed atom smasher. ALWAYS FIRST QUALITY

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 13 Jul 1967, Thu,
  3. Page 17

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