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Maryville Board OKs Funds For Street,  Highway Repairs            

By Charles Feldman, Reporter

Appropriating money for road maintenance and waiving the right to disapprove a government entity issuing bonds in its jurisdiction were among the actions taken by the Maryville board during its Wednesday, April 17 meeting.

The Illinois Department of Transportation’s annual Motor Fuel Tax maintenance program was the subject of two actions taken by the board. First it passed a measure appropriating $290,000 in MFT funds to maintain streets and highways during the period beginning on May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020. Soon after, it approved the 2019 MFT Maintenance Program, two-and-a-half pages of itemized estimated costs totaling $286,592.96 for the next fiscal year.

The village passed a resolution waiving its right to disapprove the Southwest Illinois Development Authority’s intent to issue an estimated $15,000,000 in revenue bonds to finance a project located in Maryville at Anderson Hospital. The funds will pay for  the acquisition and installation of an electronic medical record system and related equipment, the recent construction of an ExpressCare facility in Troy and the outpatient services facility in Bethalto.

The hospital is located within the planning and subdivision control jurisdiction of the village.

The board voted to send Deputy Fire Chief George May to a hazardous materials technician B training class in Orland Park from May 6-11 with estimated travel expenses to be $1,200. It also approved the purchase of two sets of firefighter turnout gear from Dinges Fire Company at a total cost of $3,950 plus shipping and filled three part-time positions by hiring Randi Gonzales of Troy as an EMT-Basic and former part-timers Jason Pugh and Anthony Nichols as probationary volunteer firefighters.

The house in Pleasant Ridge Park that had to undergo asbestos abatement before it could be demolished is now gone, reported Mayor Craig Short.

”The first four dumpsters are full,” said Water/Sewer Superintendent Matthew Hoffmann at the meeting. “We’re just waiting for them to empty them and bring them back.”

An ordinance regarding the regulation of electronic reporting of pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers was tabled until the next meeting.

Republic Services reported that during the month of March its curbside pickup totals were 178.73 tons of trash, 36.53 tons of recyclables and no yard waste.

In other action the board:

• Appointed Sharon Reichmuth to the Heritage and Museum Committee. She has previously served as a volunteer.

• Annexed property at 7 Belair Court in the Blackburn Manor subdivision and zoned it as SR-1.

The next board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at the Village Hall. The public is welcome to attend.


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