Maryville Council Says Goodbye To Motil, Brussati

By Charlie Feldman

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The Maryville Village Board gave  farewell presentations to two former employees and took action on plats, loans and funding at its Wednesday, March 3 meeting.

It met in person for the first time since last autumn.

This came at the end of an open house event. With a half a sheet cake and a bowl of punch still on the table, the board made presentations to former village comptroller Marvin Brussati, who is retiring, and former village attorney Ron Motil, who is now a judge. Each received a plaque commemorating their service.

After the applause died down, the council authorized a loan agreement with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Pollution Control Loan Program for the extension of the sewer system  to serve the southwest quadrant of the Illinois Routes 159/162 intersection. It also approved an agreement with Juneau Associates, Inc., P.C. for the preparation of an IEPA funding nomination form and project plan for a parallel interceptor sewer line at a cost estimated not to exceed $8,000.

“If the loan is approved by IEPA we anticipate bidding in the summer and breaking ground in the fall,” said Short.

Kevin Flaugher, Building and Zoning administrator, reported that during the month of February three permits were issued at a cost of $803.50 and a valuation of $300,000.

As fire chief, he reported that last month the department had 107 responses, including 91 EMS calls, six structure fires and three motor vehicle crashes.

Police Chief Rob Carpenter said that in February the police department responded to 512 calls for service, issued 22 citations and handled 10 traffic accidents.

In other action the board:

• rezoned property at 19 Northwood Avenue from agricultural to SR-2 (one-family residence), then accepted a preliminary plat for Over the Moon Estates, a subdivision to be built there.

• approved the purchase of a power wash system for the street department from NuWay at a cost of  $5,857.82 plus electric work by CMC Electric at a cost of $1,630.

• purchased a replacement salt shed building for the street department from  Curvco Steel at a cost of $13,621.

• hired Alexander Morgan as a full-time public works laborer in the street department.

The next board meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m.

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