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Fire Chief To Retire After 37 Years Of Service To Maryville

By Charlie Feldman

Kevin Flaugher’s letter of resignation from the positions of building and zoning administrator and fire chief was read at the Wednesday, August 3 meeting of the Maryville Village Board.

His 37-year career with the fire department, including more than 26 as fire chief, will end on September 1.

His last day of work as building and zoning administrator of work will be October 1, after which he will take 160 hours of earned vacation before his retirement begins on October 31. He served that department for at least a quarter of a century.

“We’ll definitely miss Kevin,” trustee Todd Bell said. “He’s worked a great job with our trustees and with our fire department.”

In his building and zoning administrator’s report, Flaugher announced that during the month of July, 12 building permits were issued at a cost of $4,222.25 and a valuation of $1,660,000.

As fire chief, he reported that his department answered 103 calls including 83 for EMS, five structure fires, two motor vehicle crashes and one vehicle fire, among others last month.

Police Chief Rob Carpenter’s report said that during July, the department responded to 479 calls for service, issued 39 citations and filed 12 accident reports.

In other action the board approved:

  • Water service and pre-annexation agreements for properties at 3 Trailridge Lake in Glen Carbon and 2006 Valley View Lane and 301 Lakeview Acres Drive, both in Collinsville.
  • The purchase of four remote monitoring kits for fire hydrants  from Midwest Municipal Supply at a cost of $9,600 with an annual monitoring fee of $296 after the first year.
  • A payment of $11,500 to Hank’s Excavating and Landscaping for the recent cleaning and televising of the interceptor sewer line.
  • A replacement drawer system tool box for the F450 service truck from Knapheide Truck Equipment at a cost of $1,383.82.

The next board meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall.

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