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Glen Carbon Board Waives Bonding Requirement For Witches Night Out Raffle

By Stephanie Malench

The Village of Glen Carbon held a brief meeting on August 10. Mayor Bob Marcus attended via Zoom due to being out of town for work.

During his announcements, Marcus announced that reservations are no longer being accepted for the pavilions at Miner Park because work renovating the pavilions will begin in the next 30 days. Once the renovations are completed reservations will be taken again.

Marcus also announced that there are several openings for volunteers on a few committees, including Community Events and the Citizens Advisory Board. Interested residents should email Marcus at or call (618)781-0646.

Glen Fest will be held from 5 p.m. until midnight at Miner Park on October 9.

Under new business, a request was approved waiving the bonding requirement for the Junior Service Club of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon to hold a raffle at their Witches Night Out at Miner Park on October 16. Trustee Ben Maliszewski asked if approving the waiver is setting a precedent for future applicants. Village attorney Jim Schrempf said “you are creating a precedent in the sense of custom, practice. As far as a legal precedent that you would have to follow in the future, no”.

The last order of business for the evening was approving a request from the General George Rogers Clark Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution to hold Wreaths Across America ceremony on December 18 at Glen Carbon Cemetery. The Village will also make a $500 donation to help purchase the wreaths.

The next meeting will be August 24 at 7 pm in Village Hall.

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