By Charlie Feldman
The Maryville Village Board approved a change order for the Borri Drive Drainage Improvement Project and announced the May and June Yard of the Month award winners at its Wednesday, July 7 meeting.
An oversight in the construction plans created an issue at the existing inlet on Borri Drive, according to the change order. It was left in place and a new type of grate was installed at that site and the existing structure was connected to the proposed system, the change order said.
“They just needed more materials,” said Mayor Craig Short. “It took a little bit more labor than they anticipated.” He said the dropbox was deeper than they thought it was and was probably 60 years old.
The original cost was $57,311. The board approved Pay Application #1 from Korte & Luitjohan Contractors Inc. in the amount of $60,821 to cover the additional amount.
“This was part of our environmental grant,” Short said. “Once we get everything all settled, we will send the paperwork through to Madison County and request our $15,000 grant money from them to reimburse us of part of the cost.”
Recognition was given to the Yard of the Month winners – Sandra Callahan for the month of May and Shiela Reed and Sandra Rush for June. Callahan, who attended the meeting, received a standing sign to put in her yard. The June winners received theirs in person at a later date. The Community Improvement Board will meet in August to determine those who won for July and August.
The village of Maryville issued 10 building permits during the month of June at a cost of $2,480.80 and a valuation of $1,084,000, according to Kevin Flaugher, Building and Zoning Administrator. He also reported that the Maryville Fire Department had 98 responses last month, including 78 EMS calls and five motor vehicle crashes.
Police Chief Rob Carpenter’s report said that during June his department responded to 412 calls for service, issued 122 citations and filed 10 accident reports.
In other action the board approved:
- the purchase of a 2021 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicle from Morrow Brothers Ford to replace police unit #182 at a cost of $45,370.
- the acceptance of a final plat for the re-subdivision of Lot 1 of Haluch Subdivision.
- rezoning property at 124 Parkview from single-family residence to agricultural.
- a water service and pre-annexation agreement for property at 6029 Illinois Route 162 in Glen Carbon.
The next village board meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 21. The next caucus meeting, when the village takes no action but merely discusses which items to bring up at the next regular meeting, will be held on Wednesday, July 14. Both will start at 6:30 p.m. and be held at Village Hall.