Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 13, 1972 · Page 29
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 29

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 13, 1972
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AHftfi Evening Telegraph Wednesday, Sept. 13,1972 County puts off proposed big hike in building fees Dog gets tax notice "Trixie" stares in disbelief at the head tax notice that was sent, in her name by the Ilempfield district to her home and owners, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Schuck of Lancaster, Pa. Maybe because "Trixic's" name is on the front door together with the Sclmcks, the tax man thought she was a real person. (AP Wirephoto) 'Alcoholic strip' protests spur Jersey toward zoning JERSEYVILLE — Protests of a citizen group against a new nightclub under construction within 50 feet of a family home on Rte. 267 just north of the Madison County line resulted Tuesday in action by the county board to get the ball rolling to zone Jersey County. Mrs. Nancy Maupin as spokesman for the group presented the signed petitions as she said referring to the night club "We don't want it. "We don't need it. And we will see that the license is revoked." She indicated that the operation of the establishment will be watched closely for violations. She had told a Telegraph reporter recently that with six of the 14 liquor licenses in the county issued to establishments within about 1% miles along Rte. 267 in Piasa County an "alcholic strip" was developing. The citizens left the meeting with the intention of taking steps to get the township "voted dry." Supervisor Cliff Eagleton suggested that, since under present conditions there is no zoning in the county, the property owner affected talk to the night club owners in an attempt to come to a workable agreeement. The night club uses the same driveway that leads to t h e home with the parking lot within a few feet of the house. The owner of the home told chairman Ralph Downey "if there was a tavern within 50 feet of your house, you'd see that no liquor license was sold," as he protested issuance of the license. Only reason for rejection of a license, if one is available, is on grounds that the applicant is not of good moral character Downey said. With the lack of local zoning regulations the only place where a tavern cannot be located legally is outside of the number of feet of a church as prescribed in the statutes. The supervisor cited an instance a few years ago in which a liquor license was denied for a tavern in a residential area of Otter Creek Township, with the applicant going to court and forcing issuance of the license. However, Supervisor Clyde Cope said that the township subsequently voted itself dry — thus eliminating the problem. They also cited the Stop and Shop Grocery at New Delhi, for which the owner has purchased a package liquor license, as being too close to the school and church. Also cited was a restriction in the deed to the land on which the store is built that, liquor cannot be sold there. Mrs. Ethel Gerbig, who operates the store, told the Telegraph that she was aware of the restriction when she purchased the property and has done nothing so far to get the restriction recinded. However, she continues to hold the license. The board's zoning regulation committee was . authorized to set up -a meeting with the plan commission before the next regular board * meeting in October to get county zoning under way. The county has the power to regulate the location, construction and use of buildings Assistant State's Attorney George Wittman told the board. "Let's take the ball and start running," Supervisor Paul Miller commented. The board also authorized a letter to be addressed to the state police and the Department of Public Highway Safety to protest a new policy of District 11-A which has taken three of the state troopers from the Jersey- Greene Counties area and sent them to Madison County, thus leaving a schedule in which there are times that no trooper is on duty in the Jersey-Greene areas. By JIM LANDERS Telegraph Staff Writer E D W A li T) S V I L L E — M a (1 i s o n County Board members, reluctant to approve a possible 500 per cent increase in building permit fees — especially for home builders — voted Tuesday to delay consideration of the new fees until October. The proposed revisions to the present building permit tees were submitted by the counly board Land Use Committee in August for first reading Approval of the fee changes was expected to be roulino but. strong opposition surfaced during the regular board mooting. The board voted 18 to 9 to delay the matter until the October 16 meeting. Robert L. Ford Jr., a county board member representing District No. 12 of Wood River, led the move against adoption of the proposed revisions. Ford said a maximum limit on r e s i d e n I i a 1 building fees should be established. Maximum fees for comm e r c i a 1 and industrial structures were .set by the land use committee. Permits for industrial and commercial buildings will cost $100 up to 3,00(T square feet plus 10 cents per square foot for floor space exceeding that amount. A $1,500 maximum fee was set. Forrl recommended a limit of $100 for single-family residential buildings. Ford and Paul Riebold, District No. 2 representative of Troy, said the revised fees would cause building contractors to pass the increased costs along to home buyers. On Aug. 15, the Telegraph c o m p a r e d the proposed permit fee revisions with the present system. For example, a building permit for a 1,500- square • foot home with seven rooms, including a bath, cost'- $21 presently — SKI flat rale permit and $11 inspection costs. Under the new fee system, the home would cost $75 (brick or stone) for a permit, S12 for electrical inspection, Sfi for kitchen and bathroom •plumbing inspection, $5 septic inspection and S5 zoning use permit. The total cost would be $103 — nearly five times the present charges. Another challenge to the proposed revisions was made by James R. Ileil, District No. fi representative from Godfrey, who said the new rales were "discriminatory." Heil referred to the permit costs of 4 cents per square foot for frame homes, 5 cents for combination brick or stone and frame homes, and 6 cents for brick or stone homes. Heil sairl inspections for frame or brick homes were similar. Thus, Heil said, the permit rates should be equal. Members of the Land Use Committee defended their proposed fee changes. Alton May, chairman of the committee and District No. 8 representative of Alton, said the fee changes would generate sufficient revenue to pay for the yearly operation of the Building and Zoning office. Tt was estimated that the building permit changes would generate $115.000 annually and the zoning permit fee hikes would bring in another $30,000. Presently, about $30,000 revenue is generated. From NA7IONAL WEATHER SERVICE, >1 Commerce 60 FORECAST Figure* Show Low T«mp«ratur«s Exp«ct«d Until Thursday Morning delated Precipitation Not Indicated— Contolt Local Forecast National Weather Cool weather is forecast Wednesday for the Midwest and Plains states. Warm, humid weather is expected from Texas and the Southeast, to the mid-Atlantic states. Showers are forecast for the Southwest, southern Florida and from the Midwest to the Northeast. Area iveather Mostly sunny, hot and humid today. High in the law 90s. Partly cloudy and continued warm tonight. Chance of thunderstorms. Low around 70. Thursday slight chance of showers iii the. morning, becoming partly cloudy in afternoon Turning cooler Thursday. High 80 to 85. Extended forecast Partly cloudy, seasonable temperatures Friday through Sunday. Chance of a few showers Friday. Highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s. "BUTCHER SHOP" Meat's Our Thing ALTON'S ONLY BI-RITE FOOD STORE 222 E. Elm-—Alton, Illinois.—Phone 462-0522 FOOD STAMPS ACCEPTED We Reserve the Right to Limit Quantities "Advance Order Needed for—" FREEZER SPECIALS Rib Half or Whole PORK LOINS . . Cut Into Chops FREE LB. WIENERS ST.49c Featuring U.S. Choice Beef — Economy Cut CHOCK ROAST . . Lb. 55 Center Cut CHUCK ROAST Lb. 79c Blade Cut CHUCK STEAK 69c Arm Cut SWISS STEAK 89c REB STEAKS LI). $1,09 Fresh Lean GROUND BEEF 5 Lbs. or More Lb. 59c Boneless, Diced STEW BEEF 88c SHORT RIBS of BEEF LI). 59c Kr %S IOW BACON •*JSXa BOLOGNA . . Krcy Boneless UAMC Carvmastor nHHIO • . . " 49c . . i.. 69c . wh ,±99c Whole nnni/ DHTTO Sliced Tnto Vork Steaks CO* rUKIVDUIIo • FREE i.h. O3C ^ POTATOES Gs ^u A EGGS . . FREE Quart PEPSI STEAK PACKAGE 25 Lb$ 26 95 « 1 I « . 20 & 99c 4 " $1.00 With Purchase 8 IB-oz. Btl. Ctn. I'opsi BEEF VARIETY PACKAGE 40 Lb$ 39 95 Freshlike Garden Sea Peas, Spinach, Golden Cream Style or Whole Kernel Corn, Cut Green Beans . Carlinville council to act 011 zoning bill in October By HELEN LISTON Telegraph Staff Writer CARLINVILLE — Dennis Palsen, chairman of the commission drawing up plans for a new zoning ordinance for Carlinville. told the C a r 1 i n v i 11 e city council Monday night that the commission had completed us work and was prepared to present the completed ordinance to the council ior its approval or disapproval. He explained that various sections of the city were to be zoned as residential, industrial, or light industry and that the commission had not changed any area that was already established. Pal>en explained that only future developments would be affected by the new zoning rules. The council postponed action on the ordinance until the October meeting because several members of the council were absent from Monday's meeting. Mayor Howard Heinz an- Unexpected donation nounced that the schedule for construction of the new additions to the city's sewer disposal plant included the opening of bids in January of 1973. contract letting in February of 197H. construction to begin in March of 1973 with completion by early July of 1973. Heinz said completion should be accomplished approximately one year after the deadline set by the state. The city will seek a variance from the state for the additional time needed to complete the project. Hunters interested in (••(•instructing a cluck blind should attend the drawing for the blinds, to be held at t he- city hall at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29lh. An ordinance was passed that would regulate the construction o f modular homes or the placing of mobile or movable homes on lots within the city limits. The ordinance states that this type of structure must be placed on a permanent concrete or block foundation and that the hitches and wheels must be removed. It also limit.s the number placed on a lot to one and states that lots must be equal to the .size of other average size lots in the area. Another ordinance passed by the council vacated a street running between Mrs. Louis Weatherford's property and the liaab property on South Broad street. The city also voted to vacate an alley on the east side of the Tom Thumb playground on Charles street. Bids for 100 now parking meters will be opened at the October meeting. Petitions presented by 198 persons living outside the city limns, but who are customers of tho Carlinville water works system, were placed on file. The petitioners were protesting the proposed increase in water and sewer rates, on the grounds that they did not use the sewer disposal .system because they are on a private sewer disposal sytem. CHOICE CENTER CUT BEEF CHUCK ROAST SWISS STEAKS Crisco Shortening 7?C With 8c Coupon ALL MEAT SKINLESS Monari's Super Market Good Sept. 14, 15, 16 WIENERS "The Corral" Simco Saddles, Bridies, Halters & Blankets Farnam Products - Everything at discount prices. 4 306 Cans CHILI CHOICE CUT BEEF ARM ROAST Blue Mist 39c Spray Can Xo. 13710 With lOc Coupon Monari's Super Market Good Sept. 14tj 15, 16 BEEF CHUCK STEAKS Sofl Spread IMPERIAL MARGARINE 2 Twin Packs • m » • • « M 79c Lb. Flavorkist SAFEGUARD 3 £ 49c With 18c Coupon Monnrl's Super Market Gooci Sept. M. 15. |ti Koran GRAVY i TRAIN | 5 Bag 69 C NO. 22s;i-:t \\'ith lo<- Cuupon Monari's Super Market Gcioil Sept. 14, 15, IS Fresh Produce RED POTATOES Limit 1 20 - 99* California Tokay GRAPES , . . Jonathan Red Delicious or GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLES 39c FREE 6 Oz. Can DeMerf Air Refresher With Purchase Of A 9 Oz. Can 59c Michigan 1-alRer's INSTANT COFFEE Good On 6 Of. JUT 25c Coupon Moniiri's Super Market Gr.od Sept. 14. IS, Itt PURPLE PLUMS CABBAGE , . LI). Lb. 20c 12c Grade "A' 1 Homo. MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) •Hie M o n t p e 1 i e r Area Chamber of Commerce has received, a donation to its anti-shoplifting campaign from an unexpected source- A o anonymous tetter arrived from Detroit, Mich., along with a $10 bill and a variety of snail items. "Dear Sirs," the letter "I am sending back i of the tilings Out I stole U»e stationers and the Store. J am also sending because you cannot igtin. 1 apologize Taylorville landfill - owners fined $12*000 ECCO MILK . Birds Eye 1-rozen PEAS or CORN New "500" XL Permanent ANTI-FREEZE Gal. Plastic Jug 5 10-Oz. Boxes Gal. 79c $ 1 00 i 29 SALTINES . . . Tori Designer TOWELS .... Capri LEMON DETERGENT Sluirline APPLESAUCE . Pevely TWIN POPS . . ROYAL CROWN COLA 8 BETSY ROSS BREAD AG FLOUR »?^5 PEVELY RCE CREAM Mb. Box Roll 32 Ox. Btl. 303 • Cans Each 6 Pak • Ctn. 16-Oz. Btl. Ctn. & Deposit 1-Lb. Loaves it T With 00 or More Purchase Farmcrest Limit 3 Lb. Bag Gal. 37c 39c 35c 19c 29c 79 C 1 29 C 49* C H I C A G 0 (AP)—The Illinois Pollution Control Board has handed down a total of $12,000 in fines to the owners of the Taylorville Landfill for pollution violations which allegedly included open burning, open dumping and failure to take insect and rodem control measures at the sue. A board spokesman said Tuesday the fine was the largest ever assessed for 10- in pollution at landfills. The acre site is located Christian County. Owners Earl Baker and Harold Broverman were fined 15,000 each and Robert Rink, a previous owner, was fined $2,000. The three were held responsible fur violations from Julj 29, 1970, through March 8. 1972. The owner.-? also were ordered to stop the violations and arrange lor the she to be covered. WE REDEEM FOOD COUPONS ROY and LENORA ROBERTS 52 W. McARTHUR DRIVE, COTTAGE HILLS Oi'Eft OAJLV 8:30 A.M. to ti P.M. — FKIDAV 8:90 A.M. to 1 P.M. SUPER MARKET Tbeoe Prices Good Thorn., Fri., Sat., Sept. 14-13-16 PHONE 259-6522

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