Boland delivers $50,000 for Morrison parks & $100,000 for Fulton Fire Dept.
I checked in at Morrison Online as I do from time to time to see what sort of crime is plaguing the town, and found a piece on Rep. Mike Boland on their front page.
It seems Rep. Boland had just come up with $50,000 for development of a sports complex at the east end of Morrison, which happens to be one of my favorite towns.
Boland's award originates from Individual Legislative Initiative funding, which is grant money legislators receive to help local governments within their districts. This is the second $50,000 grant Boland has given Morrison earmarked for park development. He previously granted the city $50,000 for street and sidewalk repairs.And The Clinton Herald has an account of Boland securing a $100,000 grant for the Fulton, IL Fire Dept.
It could be said that Christmas came early this year for the Fulton Fire Department.
The department on Thursday was the recipient of a $100,000 legislative grant that will be used by the department as it plans to either renovate its current station or build a new one.
"I am very proud to be here today, providing the funding for this much-needed construction for the Fulton Fire Protection District," said State Rep. Mike Boland, D-East Moline. "I understand that through the years the fire protection district has simply outgrown its current facility and now the need for more space to properly store firefighting equipment is critical. Fire protection is an important and essential service and it is very gratifying to do my part to help ensure that area residents continue to be well protected and served."
But back in Morrison, as expected, there continues to be a crime wave sweeping the town, as evidenced by the reports below, but the police are doubtless right on top of it.
On 10-16-06, at approximately 3:58pm, a representative of Ebenezer Reformed Church, 311 East Park Street, reported that a window on the parsonage garage had been broken some time during the previous weekend.
On 10-16-06, at approximately 5:00pm, Pamela S. Pickens reported that a Halloween decoration had been damaged the previous Saturday. The damage occurred in Picken's front yard at 501 West Winfield Street.
On 10-19-06, a representative of the City of Morrison reported that graffiti was painted on the water tower in Kelly Park on East High Street. It is believed the graffiti was painted some time on or about September 17.