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Maryville Paves Way For Improvements To Rt. 162

By Charles Feldman, Reporter

The village of Maryville passed a resolution at its board meeting on Wednesday, March 6, giving the green light to an Illinois Department of Transportation letter of understanding concerning improvements to Illinois Route 162.

The project includes milling and resurfacing the road from 0.1 mile east of Illinois Highway 159 to 0.3 miles east of Glidden Boulevard just west of the Interstate 55/70 interchange in Troy – about a 2.1-mile stretch. It also involves curb ramp upgrades at Amberleigh Drive, concrete curb gutter improvements, traffic control and pavement markings.

“They are preparing to go out for bid this spring,” Mayor Craig Short said. “The resolution just basically states that we allow them to work on our right-of-way. They’re willing to fix some ADA sidewalk issues.

“It does not cost the village any money,” he said. “It’s an IDOT project.”

The board also passed a resolution of support for the Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau, which will enable it to provide tourism marketing services to the village of Maryville during the state’s fiscal year 2020.          

The village adopted a supplement to its code of ordinances containing all revisions and new ordinances enacted since last year’s supplement. A copy will be kept on file at in the village clerk’s office.

“Periodically, when we pass ordinances and we make amendments to our code,” explained trustee Julie Clark, “I have to send them to American Legal Publishing. Well, then they combine it back all and put it in our code of ordinances and update everything and then they send it back to us. You have  to do an ordinance to accept that update. And that’s what that is.

“They call it an emergency measure because it has to be done right away,” she said.

Five building permits were issued during the month of February, according to Building and Zoning Administrator Kevin Flaugher, at a total cost of $1,260.36 with a total valuation of $123,500.

The Maryville Fire Department had 105 responses during February, according to its monthly report. Among these were 95 EMS calls, six structure fires, one brush/trash fire, two hazardous material calls and one investigation.

The village police responded to 429 calls for service during the month of February, issued 176 citations and filed seven accident reports, according to Chief Rob Carpenter.

In other action, the village:

• Allowed the Collinsville/Maryville/Troy YMCA to use village streets for the 2019 Schoolhouse Rockin’ Half Marathon on May 11. This competitive race will incorporate MCT and Droste Park trails and Lakeview Acres.

• Annexed property at 5747 Old Keebler Road, 2003 Hillcreek Road and 9 Valley View Drive, all in Collinsville.

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